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Mobile App Development Trends to Watch Out for in 2021

I’m Veera S — who is working as a digital marketer at Soft Suave. I love writing blogs and publishing blogs. Really hope that my blogs are useful for you!
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We are just on the verge of entering the New Year. Not that the current one was any good with the global pandemic but hopes with the upcoming year are high. Plenty of industries broke during these tough times but the mobile app development sector was not one of them. In fact, people are inclined more to the use of apps to avoid direct contact with people. Also, during the lockdown and quarantine period, entertainment apps were the source for people to pass through the tough times. Mobile app developers were even more innovative and dedicated to the develop apps to fulfill user’s requirements and help them fight the pandemic with utmost safety and convenience.

2021 will also be equally important for the mobile application development to integrate all the latest trends and offer the users all they are looking for. For that, it’s important to stay updated with all the latest trends of tech towns that are about to rule 2021.

Let’s get started with the trends already.

1.Artificial Intelligence: Voice Assistants and Chatbots

The presence of AI has been in our mobile devices for a few years now. But, it is never too old for mobile apps. Automated assistants are great as they can perform tasks and interact with people just like Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant. Voice assistants are getting better every passing year or let’s say every passing day. This is why if you are on to developing an app in 2021, voice assistants are one of the most important features to have in your app.

Chatbots help the business get more leads and a higher conversation rate. Most businesses these days have chatbots to assist their customers 24*7. Users feel privileged to be attended at their preferred time.

2.Biometric Authentication

Fingerprint scanning to unlock phones and apps is one of the best examples of biometric authentication. Most smartphones have this feature and apps are integrating it too. With the advancement of technology, a more accurate and faster biometric system will be in use. Hence, it is going to be one of the best trends in 2021. It has become one of the mainstream technologies for the mobile app development company to integrate into the apps.  

3.Instant Apps

Have you been in a situation where you don’t want to install an app without knowing its performance? In this scenario, the best option is to go for instant apps. With instant apps, you don’t have to download the app on your phone and take up the storage space. You can just use the web version of the app which looks and feel like a native mobile app. The trend of the instant app is about to rise in 2021. People are getting more used to using apps without download and hence mobile app development companies in US are also focusing more on developing these apps.

4.Beacon Technology  

It is a new name in the technology world. This technology is much more popular in industries like retail, hotels, and healthcare and is bound to increase in the upcoming year. Business people these days are ingraining this technology to track their customer’s behavior. With beacons, businesses can track how much time a single user spends on what product and which is the product they end up buying. Mobile app development comes in handy to send push notifications to potential customers and give them a kick to end up buying.

5.Cloud-Based Mobile App

Cloud technology has become a routine day task. Cloud solutions like Google Drive, Salesforce, Slack, and other cloud solutions are already in great demand. This is one such trend that will continue in the year 2021 as well and will boom possibly. Mobile application development has accepted the trend and implementing it in all its upcoming apps. Operating apps is becoming increasingly difficult without the cloud space. Hence, most mobile app developers are turning towards cloud-based apps to loosen the burden of heavy data loading.

These apps are extremely useful in storing significant data without having to use the phone memory. Users are at the flair to access these apps anytime from anywhere.

6.Wearable Apps

Wearable apps are one of the popular trends. Anyone these days has a smartwatch on their hands and it has become a necessity and fashion statement for the people. This is why it is one of the most popular trends and will continue in 2021 as well. Just like other mobile apps, wearable apps also make use of Android SDK but have exceptional design and functionality. Wearable apps support smartwatches and provide hardware access like GPU and sensors.

7.Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

Not to exaggerate but AMP is an extraordinary technology and opportunity to improve and enhance the visibility in the mobile search. AMP plays a vital role in improving SEO and is helpful to organizations to be visible to more users. For a website to rank higher, two factors are extremely important: Speed and Performance. Google is giving emphasis to both these factors by encouraging them to develop and use AMP.

According to Google, accelerated mobile pages load four times faster compared to average non-AMP websites. It is hence predicted that AMP will dominate 2021 and Google will be in proper support to drive a lot of traffic to the website.

8.5G Technology

Compared to 4G which we currently use, 5G is much faster. The speed that it offers is unthinkable. It offers a speed of 100GBPS and high radio frequency along with the ease of data transmission with 1.4 billion mobile gadgets across the globe. So, start developing a feature-filled mobile app that supports 5G to get your business up and running well.

Wrapping Up

These were the top 8 trends that are going to rule in 2021. All you need to do is hire a great mobile app development company, integrate all the latest trends into the app, and create a happy userbase.

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