Top 10 Mobile App Development Trends for 2022

Mobile app development trends 2022

The Mobile App Industry is booming today as smartphone companies drastically expand their hardware capabilities, resulting in newer features possible with every update. Today’s technology in the mobile app development industry is on the Android & iOS software platforms and respective hardware capabilities.  

Here are the top trends to look for in 2022:

1. M-commerce App Development

As per IBEF(India Brand Equity Foundation), the online market retail is expected to reach 10.7% by 2024, whereas in 2019, the statistics are as low as 4.7%. Tech Giants like Google, Apple, and Amazon predict more cash flow on E-commerce payment methods for the upcoming future.

Companies that use online platforms for their product sales are now focusing on dedicated applications, which help send out mobile app notifications when there is an offer. Encourages consumers to buy more when compared to offline shopping offers in stores.

Dedicated applications help them track payment and order status in real-time, which helps in better customer service.

The ads on social media sites and applications notify consumers of ongoing offers, take the consumers to the dedicated app with just one click. This trend in mobile app development will be expanding in the coming years.

2. 5G:

The subsequent growth in the network sector is the development of 5G technology. There’s much to change with 5G connectivity, given its speed and low latency. How is this affecting mobile app development ?? High speed gives developers the confidence to integrate high-end features without affecting the application’s performance. 

The 5G network can connect 1 million devices per 0.38 square miles with one-millisecond latency, which gives users a lightning-fast internet experience. (Please note that the human reaction time is not less than 300 milliseconds). These improved connectivity capacities help developers implement otherwise impossible technologies. 

Using 5G technology mobile apps In development can help in :

  • Implementing flawless IoT integration,
  • Smooth and Immersive AR and VR experience
  • Scaling towards cloud competency. 
  • Less Buffer time for heavy features

3.Artificial Intelligence:

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence have already been dominating the app world, and it is only going to increase in the coming years. These technologies have made app development easy and enhanced the user experience. 

AI has got its application in every field, from healthcare to education. So, the apps in 2022 will show more signs in the direction of AI. In coming trends, different language understanding capabilities and personalised operations will enhance the user experience.  Using AI in mobile applications will improve personalisation for every user.

4. Beacon Technology :

Beacon technology is a low-energy Bluetooth technology that lets you share information. This technology can help in making use of proximity marketing to its fullest.

Record says that 70% of users don’t know that their mobile application uses the beacon technology despite being widely used. This technology is gaining momentum as it can analyse the user experience and push notifications with suggested actions that can help the user in many ways. 

The expected market value of Beacon Technology is  $55,554 million by 2026. Given the pandemic, many companies from Google to Apple use Beacon technologies for mobile app development to get exposure alerts on their phones. 

5. Apps for Wearable Devices:

Reports from Statista say that there will be 1.1 billion Wearable devices in 2022. Given this growth, developers should make sure that their apps work well in mobiles and wearable devices. The wearables like smartwatches and Fit Bands have sensors to monitor heart rate and other user physiological data to predict and alert any potential health deviations. 

In 2022, mobile app development technology will evolve with wearable devices in mind.

Also read: Easy ways to optimize and reduce the size of your Android Application

6. Progressive web apps and Instant Apps:

Instant apps that need not be downloaded for users to use can just try out a portion of the app. These apps do not take up a lot of storage space from the device, but still, they run more like a native app that has access to the device’s hardware. 

The instant app versions are available in the google play store with a “try now” option that lets the users try the app without installing it. 

Like instant apps, Progressive web apps run through browsers just like a web page. These apps can be saved on the browser’s homepage and used without installing the app on the device. 

Developers lean towards instant apps since they show a higher conversion rate than standard apps. Thus, these Instant and Progressive web apps are finding their way in 2022 as they require less space and time.

7. IoT integrated Mobile Apps:

 The expected total IoT-connected devices worldwide will reach 11.57 billion by a Statista report.  The increase in IoT in day-to-day life is the evident increase in virtual assistant devices like “Alexa” and Google Nest to operate home appliances. 

The mobile application acts as an intermediate between the mobile phone and the IoT device, so The increase in IoT devices eventually calls for more IoT mobile applications. Though the IoT devices are controlled even from a desktop app, it is easier and more accessible to use a mobile phone to access it remotely. 

8.ChatBots:

Businesses with high customer engagement have reported more conversion rates than others, which is why most companies are expanding themselves in engaging applications like chatbots. 

Chatbots are applications developed to interact with customers through live messages or voice chats over various messaging platforms. These applications give the user a more personalised approach while helping the business to understand their customers better through conversational questions. 

Chatbots will evolve in more online transactions than only used in customer support. These applications are now powered by AI, making them better day by day. A report from CNBC says that AI-powered chatbots can save businesses about $8 billion by 2022. Well, that’s enough to say Chatbots will be a big part of app trends in the coming years. 

9. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in mobile apps:

AR and VR apps have been getting more attention in the past few years due to the immersive user experience. More than 40% of the users rely on AR applications to preview their shopping options. 

AR became popular with engaging games like PokeMonGo and features like AR doodle, AR emojis. They are slowly finding their way in other fields like healthcare, architecture, and beauty. 

10. Applications for Foldable device:

Expected Foldable mobile phones share to take almost 5% of the total smartphone share in the coming years. Given the rising popularity of foldable devices, developers also focus on building apps that work seamlessly in these devices. 

The mobile applications should work when folded and in normal usage. These apps must fit in multiple windows and be compatible with the unfolded and folded screen sizes.

Conclusion:

Every technology keeps evolving from time to time. Mobile applications are not an exception. Like other technologies, businesses should keep up with the app trends to stay in the market.

It is essential that mobile app developers know the new trends and build apps. However, it is also necessary to be mindful of not implementing technologies that are redundant to the app you make. It’s a grey area, and they should know better to keep the balance. 

NYL technology has always been an app development company that keeps exploring the new trend application at every given opportunity. We try to understand our clients’ business needs better and explain the trends and technologies to better the app’s reception to their audience. 

We believe these app trends will bring a definite change in the coming years to mobile applications development. 

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