In 2018, we can expect greater use of augmented reality in sectors like healthcare, real estate, retail and engineering. On the other hand, utilization of virtual reality will increase in sectors such as gaming and event organization.
iPhone and Android 7.1.2 App Development Trends for 2018: #4 On-Demand Apps
On-demand apps are gaining popularity and their use is going to increase in the near future. Some examples of industries where such on-demand apps are used include:
- Laundry services
- Cleaning services
- Food delivery
- Beauty services
- Taxi services
The main reasons why such on-demand are gaining popularity is due to the fact that they provide customers required convenience, timely services, easy methods of payment and the services are available from nearby locations.
iPhone and Android 7.1.2 App Development Trends for 2018: #5 BYOD & Enterprise Apps
As the popularity of the concept Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) increases, the demand will also increase for hybrid enterprise apps. Moreover, in 2018 there would be an increase in use of hybrid apps which execute in app form but are basically mobile sites. This way organizations will be able to reduce the expenditure as well as increase the speed with which mobile apps are developed.
iPhone and Android 7.1.2 App Development Trends for 2018: #6 Cloud Based Apps
The use of cloud is increasing at a rapid rate and with the popularity of cloud based apps is also on the rise. By using the cloud things become much faster since data transfers over the cloud do not impact internal memory of your phone.
Some good examples of such cloud based apps are Google Drive, Dropbox and similar other apps which are increasingly becoming popular.
iPhone and Android 7.1.2 App Development Trends for 2018: #7 Instant Apps
Instant apps are surfacing for Android devices which will be native apps that would be functioning as websites and will certainly draw more users towards them. The interesting thing about these apps is that you do not have to install such apps.
iPhone and Android 7.1.2 App Development Trends for 2018: #8 Application Security
Nowadays we store a lot of personal data on our mobile devices and as such security of smart phones has become a major concern.
This will be one of the main topics app developers would be focusing on in 2018 so that apps have built-in security features to protect your data and sensitive information.
iPhone and Android 7.1.2 App Development Trends for 2018: #9 Machine Learning and AI Apps
At present there are apps which are making the attempt to learn more about preferences of its users. As such, there is growing demand for apps which make use of artificial intelligence as well as machine learning to provides users with better user experience and this trend is going to grow even further in 2018.
iPhone and Android 7.1.2 App Development Trends for 2018: #10 Lazy Loading
Apps in 2018 will be making greater use of lazy loading technology wherein an image only loads when it is going to show up on the web page. This way, the image will not be overloading the app/site and help to render results much faster than they do otherwise.
Thus, the future looks bright for mobile development in 2018 and we can expect a lot in the coming year which will make our lives easier.