3 Mobile Application Development Trends to Watch in 2019

Mobile applications have become an integral part of our everyday lives. From managing our finances to ordering food, getting medical care, and even hailing a cab – there’s an app for just about anything we’re looking to accomplish.

In fact, according to research from Statista, mobile apps will generate around $189B in revenues by 2020. And with 5G networks promising all new speeds, this will certainly become a reality soon.

For end-users, these applications are convenient, futuristic and downright cool. However as market growth continues, mobile application developers competing for dominance must innovate and stay ahead of the trends for a competitive advantage.

Here are the top mobile application development trends to pay attention to in 2019.

Virtual Reality Finds its Footing

Even though virtual reality has made its rounds in the gaming industry, today it’s taking on a whole new list of impressive capabilities that are screaming for compatible mobile apps. Whether it’s for staff training, e-commerce or a health procedure, these augmented reality apps are mimicking reality so well that industries across the globe are looking to develop new applications for the market that meet a variety of needs.

Retailers can create life-like, virtual dressing rooms, surgeons can perfect finite procedures, and traveling will take on a whole new meaning with immersive remote tours of museums and other destinations.

IoT & Connected Devices Gain Prominence

The Internet of Things has been around for some time now, connecting devices to networks and sharing valuable information. In 2019, their function will have a deeper meaning for users. Together with wearable devices, for example, it’s possible to improve health, share vital stats with doctors, and even remotely track health conditions to reduce ER visits. Research firm Gartner predicts that by 2020, there will be 25 billion smart connected devices transmitting data.

Other applications like connected clothing and glasses are also starting to gain recognition today as acceptance for Internet-connected devices and the value they can provide is realized. Imagine knowing when food is going to spoil in the fridge without having to keep checking the date, an automatically controlled insulin pump that delivers just the right dosage when needed to keep someone healthy. There’s a lot of potential in the market and businesses that are ready to capitalize on the needs will surpass the competition.

Demands Rise for AI & ML

Interacting with chatbots has finally become an acceptable form of communications with a company. After years of turning away from automated systems, businesses are now able to more efficiently and cost-effectively meet customer demands because of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools. Grandview Research predicts the Chatbot market will hit 1.25 billion by 2025 and grow at a CAGR of 24.3%.

The availability of these tools for developers also means they can create the most natural, human-to-machine interfaces.

With ML & AI, we’re also learning how to do things better, improving and streamlining processes and helping workplaces bring automation and robots into their everyday environments to work alongside human employees intelligently.

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For companies looking to stay ahead in today’s fast-paced digital environment, working with VLink provides access to application developers and a team of experts who understand what it takes to develop applications that are secure, reliable and cost effective.

In addition to creating customized apps, developing enterprise mobility solutions, and device management for your business, we also offer QA testing services, as well as on-going maintenance and management of all your applications.

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