With the pace of technology, today, in mobile industry, developers cannot feasibly rely on older technologies and development tools. The same applies for older app development strategies and plans too. Apart from innovation, adoption of latest trends is also an important task for corporate culture and enterprises cannot afford falling behind in the current market. Staying up-to-date with the latest trends has become a demand rather than an option for the mobile industry.
As many organizations step ahead to build their own apps, developing a mobile app can be a great boost up for their business. Few devices and technologies that can influence the overall development process are IoT (Internet of Things), cloud technologies, wearable devices like fitness devices and smart watches. Let’s have a quick sneak peek at some of the popular mobile app development trends for 2016.
- IoT and Integration of Mobile Apps
IoT being relatively new is gaining popularity just like cloud technology, but majority of companies are still clueless about using IoT to increase their sales and business. Though it is just the beginning one thing is clear; IoT is the future and it is going to be integrated with everyone’s lives and will open a ubiquitous world of connectivity. Some of the enterprises related to few specific industries like health-care, energy and automotive have already started trialing with IoT and mobile integration.
However, there is a need to improve the backend infrastructure of mobile platforms so that they can communicate with all connected devices. Thus in upcoming years, IoT seems to become a vital part of mobile app development.
- Hybrid HTML5 Apps
While majority of developers preferring native mobile apps to get best quality apps, recently HTML5 has been getting traction for quite some time and it has shown tremendous performance and elegance in app development. In near future, hybrid HTML5 app development is expected to gain more and more momentum in mobile industry. Hybrid HTML5 apps are successful in enterprise and consumer app development.
For developers hybrid HTML5 can be a thoughtful app development option, as enterprises are going to lean this way in upcoming months. In addition, with no other platform being in competition with hybrid HTML5 at the moment makes it a reasonable option to consider now.
- Wearable Devices
Starting from smart watches to fitness devices many wearable devices have become an important part of our lives. These devices connect with mobile devices, not to mention the VR which has been getting popularity all over the globe. Usually people want their wearable devices to integrate well with their phones and tablets. Thus they look for better apps with best interfaces and performance. Wearable devices have lot of room for improvement and this trend is not going to vanish in next few years, therefore will benefit the developers in long run.
- Cross Platform App Development
Cross-platform mobile development can be defined as the development of mobile apps that can be used on multiple mobile platforms. In today’s business world, a trend called BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is rising. BYOD refers to employees bringing their own personal mobile device into the workplace to use instead of traditional desktop computers for accessing company applications and data. With the induction of BYOD, it has become necessary for businesses to develop their corporate mobile apps and send them to many different mobile devices that operate on various networks and use different operating systems.
Cross-platform mobile development in a way can involve a company developing the original app on a native platform which includes iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry/RIM. It can also develop the original app in a singular environment for development that will then allow the app to be sent to many different native platforms.
Over the years, Tricon Infotech has been evolving to enter in a creation that revolves around mobile phones. We have developed number of mobile apps that are being readily adapted by many users; daily transactions over these platforms have skyrocketed. We provide our consumers with on-demand nonpareil mobile applications (Mobility Solutions) and exceptional user experiences.