DEV Community

Thomas Wilfred
Thomas Wilfred

Posted on • Updated on

Top mobile app development trends in 2020

Mobiles have been expanding their user base at a quick pace. From being just 62.6 million in 2010 to a majestic 272.6 million by this year, mobiles have increased at a rapid speed over the past decade. With a large number of phones, users tend to use more apps on their phones to increase their productivity.

This demand for apps increases the need to develop more apps and it opens up a great opportunity for the companies to maximize their gain. Therefore, it becomes necessary for the development team to know what topics are trending currently and how well they are going to do in the market.

So before discussing the latest trends, let us have a brief overview of App Development.

What is App Development?

Application development is the process of creating a computer program or a set of programs to perform the different tasks that a business requires. From calculating monthly expenses to scheduling sales reports, applications help businesses automate processes and increase efficiency.

Every app-building process follows the same steps: gathering requirements, designing prototypes, testing, implementation, and integration.

These applications can be pre-installed by the manufacturer or delivered as web applications using server-side or client-side processing (e.g., JavaScript) to provide an “application-like” experience within a Web Browser.

When developing an app, the developers need to take care of several parameters like screen size, software version, hardware specification, and many more.

Now that we have covered App Development, let us discuss the Top App Development Trends

1.Blockchain Technology - It can be simply defined as decentralized, distributed ledger that records the provenance of a digital asset. The data transmission takes place in the form of records, called blocks, that are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data.

It is quite famous these days because it is a very secure channel for data transmission.

2.Internet of Things - IoT is basically referred for things that are always connected to the internet for sharing data and embedded with sensors to collect the data.

IoT has become very common these days since it helps us to live smarter by controlling the things around us. Not only this, it helps to automate our homes and allows the businesses to expand thanks to its versatility.

3.AI - Artificial Intelligence(AI) has been trending a lot from the past few years. The integration of AI with electronic devices like Mobile phones or Speakers has made our life a lot easier.

For instance, we can do anything we want to do with our phone by asking the AI present in the device(Google Assistant in Android and Siri in iOS) to do the task.

4.Mobile Wallets - Since the internet started reaching each and every person, the demand for cashless transactions began and today, we have a plethora of mobile wallets.

Mobile Wallets remove the hassle of needing to carry money with you everywhere. All you need is a good network and you are good to go. Along with this, it is quite a secure method of transaction.

5.5G Technology - 5G is the latest technology in the networking world. It has opened new chapters in terms of speed and connectivity. It is capable of interconnecting with machines, objects, and other devices.


The trends mentioned above are the most important App Development Trends in the market right now. But this doen't mean that other trends are not worth it. You can read about them if you want and I would definitely suggest them.

Hope it helped you in getting updated with the latest app trends.

Top comments (2)

severon96 profile image
Dominik Mack

Great Article!
But am I allowed to correct you?
The digital Assistent in iOS is Siri, not Alexa. :)

thomaswilfred15 profile image
Thomas Wilfred

Definitely. Thank you for correcting me.