Top Mobile App Development Trends for 2017
IoT-based AppsWith the growing popularity of IoT, apps having the IoT technology will be crucial for the development of mobile apps. Users want easy access to data and information whenever they need on any device such as tablets, smartphones, wearables, etc. Keeping in mind the advancements in the field of IoT will help as companies in the sector of education, healthcare, automobiles and smart homes have already started integrating IoT into their mobile applications. IoT apps also play a significant role in enterprise mobile apps. Hence, integrating this technology into apps is expected to go mainstream in 2017.
Application SecurityMobile apps vulnerable to security breaches has become a global issue that demands attention. The security of the smartphone has become crucial than ever before due to the sensitivity and sheer amount of data in it. Security is a serious concern for the mobile app developers and the coming year will witness tech giants putting efforts in building a secure ecosystem for their mobile apps.
Location Based ServicesUtility apps are growing in popularity. Many of us use our smartphone apps to carry out day-to-day activities such as contact tracking, ordering groceries, searching for nearest retail shops and restaurants, etc. Location based services have been in use in such apps, making our lives easy. With the growing availability and ease of use of GPS, this trend will continue to evolve and give users real-time information in 2017. Areas, where LBS can be implemented to good use, are navigation, travel and tourism, location mapping, payment portals, security features and much more.
User ExperienceUser experience is the prime focus of any mobile app and the coming year won’t be an exception. In 2017, UX will dominate mobile app development trends, and it will demand more innovation and ideas from designers to construct a user-friendly mobile application.
AR-enabled AppsLast year we witnessed the power of Augmented Reality apps with the popularity of Pokemon Go and other similar applications. Over time, a greater number of apps have started putting AR into use and this technology is expected to take app functioning to the next level. With the help of AR tools, integrations such as product links, social media syncing and location tracking can be made more efficient and productive than ever before.
Enterprise AppsThe enterprise mobile app market will get bigger in 2017. It helps in streamlining work processes and operations in an organization. Many companies have been using business apps for better employee management and optimizing the workplace. Read also: Enterprise Mobility Trends to Watch Out for in 2017 Moving forward towards 2017, these trends are predicted to present new opportunities for entrepreneurs and consumers for having an exciting mobile app experience. Semaphore Software is an experienced IT partner having its footprints in the Mobile App Development. We offer one-stop mobile app solutions for multiple mobile platforms. For all your IT solution requirements, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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