Mobile App Development In 2015 – Trends You’d Regret Missing?
With the surge in mobile app development showing no signs of disappearance, it isn’t surprising to find more and more individuals and organizations switching to mobile applications. While 2014 saw the evolution of smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, 2015 is expected to bring along a whole new suite of opportunities for the mobile app developers. If you too are one of them then this is a blog you definitely can’t afford to miss. Here, I’ve listed down some popular mobile development trends that will keep you occupied in the New Year.
Trend#1- Cloud driven app development
With the popularity of cloud technology scaling new heights, it would become vital for you to focus on building app that can be easily integrated and synchronized on multiple gadgets including smartphones, smart tablets etc. While developing such apps, you need to ensure complete consistency in terms of app functionality and content.
Trend#2- Micro-moments- A brand new approach to developing engaging mobile apps
Unlike the traditional techniques of ensuring mobile user engagement, you will be required to shift your focus towards ‘micro-moments’ approach. Here, you’ll be ensuring that the apps are providing a brilliant means for connecting users via mini interactions. Mobile app development focus would get shifted to widgets, notifications and interactions across multiple devices.
Trend#3- Native apps will witness a downfall
In 2015, the mobile app development industry will be flooded with innovative platforms that would result in the downfall of native applications. Talking specifically about the business world, app designers would get alerted about the hazards of native apps and the benefits of mobile apps.
Trend#4-In-app advertising and purchasing will witness a hike
Popular research studies reveal that in-app advertising across multiple mobile devices will reach $7.1 billion by the year 2015. A wide plethora of mobile advertisement networks will go beyond boundaries for experimenting with different ad formats. App monetization would be primarily based on advertising and in-app purchases. Therefore, as a developer you’ll be expected to create apps that can easily synchronize with advertisements.
Trend#5- A greater focus on app development using HTML5
Although HTML5 and its development tools have already received appreciation from globally located app developers, the trend will continue to witness a rise in 2015. The decrease in popularity of native apps will make way for an increased emphasis on creation of hybrid applications using HTML5 technology. One of the most vital advantages attached to HTML5 app development is that the hybrid mobile app created using this technology work perfectly on multiple mobile platforms.
Trend#6- Targeted mobile apps will be on a high demand among individuals and firms
Whether you are developing apps for Android or Apple, in 2015 you’ll be expected to create final products that target a specific group of users. While developing mobile apps, you’ll be asked to focus more on the niche product(s) or service(s) that your client is delivering. Since app stores are getting loaded with apps that are designed to meet varying purposes, you need to look into delivering one that is well in accordance with the end users’ expectations.
Trend#7- An increased need for equipping apps with data collection methods
With the Internet of Things and Wearable market growing by huge bounds and leaps in 2015, you’ll be required to devote your time and efforts into incorporating innovative data collection methods in your apps. With a wider emphasis on big app data and app performance tracking and analysis; you’ll need to develop apps, ensuring the end users are able to leverage actionable items and useful insights.
Trend#8- User Experience will become the number one priority
2015 will see user experience as the foremost priority of mobile app developers. Considering the ever-increasing count of tablets, smartphones and wearable devices, you’ll have to pay attention to every minute detail attached to offering a great user experience. You can gain access to accurate analytics data for creating better and commendable user experiences.
Wrapping it all up
If you are the one who’s all pepped up for everything that’s coming in New Year, then the above mentioned mobile app development trends would have definitely offered you a new reason for celebration. As an app developer, you can dig deep into these trends and deliver outstanding apps in the coming year.
Author Signature: Addison Cohen is an iOS app developer working with Appsted Ltd which offers custom iOS app development company. He loves sharing tech information and ideas on application programming.