Mobile app technology trends are ever-dynamic as evidenced by the yearly way in which they change. This is not only a telling sign that the field has a trajectory that belies its rapid evolution but it also pretty much ascertains the need for developers and businesses to be as adaptive and open as they can to the said advancements.
Like what we have done in the past years, we wish to share with you the insights and visions of various professionals and experts in the field. This is becoming a significantly vital practice, considering the rapid change that mobile app development is undergoing at present. Nothing less than the perceptions of the masters of the field would suffice in order for you as a developer to know the course that you should take as you continue onwards.
The same goes for business owners, especially at this point in time when enterprise apps are enjoying an enthusiastic surge in interest and investments. Indeed, there’s plenty to look forward to in mobile app technology as a whole. The leaders in mobile app development that we’ve interviewed were more than willing to share and expound on what they think its trends would be in 2017. If you are one of the many who are on the edge of their seats and highly expectant of the things to come, we can’t blame you. Because finding out what these leaders in mobile app technology have in mind is a lot like gaining a first-hand view of the future.
Here’s what Experts say about the mobile app development trends happening in the app industry:
Sachin Tiwari, Co-Founder & Developer Evangelist at Pepipost
Embedded AI within the app to become the future of Mobile App Development.In 2017, Developers will integrate machine learning and AI into their apps, the implications of this can have a huge impact on the way in which the industry works. Self-learning apps will help companies have better and more personalized conversations with their customers.
Serge Gorbachev, Director at Rosberry
Swift is the inevitable good, just like everything else from Apple.Beacons and Location based services will definitely rise, because every product owner wants to make a strike on segmented target audience, to run very precise and efficient marketing campaign.Looking forward to seeing something very extraordinary in business mobile apps with VR/AR.
Venkatesh, CEO at Dot Com Infoway
The future is moving towards Progress Apps and technology where the content will be streamed directly from the cloud instead of the user having to download the huge sized apps! The future belongs to FinTech, FemTech and many more technologies which are coming up!
Elena Lysiakova, Director of Marketing and PR at Heads and Hands
In 2017 Swift is going to grow for mobile developers leaving no space (or little space) for Objective-C. Mobile commerce will also experience a new breath and rise with the introduction of chatbots, virtual assistants and payment options.
Ben Millar, Partner / Head of Digital at unit36
These days everyone uses apps it’s not just the young and technology-savvy, for 2017 I’d expect to see more personalisation into UX design, with specific interfaces for certain target demographics. I think we’ll also see an increase in use of chatbots and voice activated apps.
Irina Kovalyova, Marketing Specialist at Program-Ace
I’m sure that augmented reality is the most promising trend in mobile industry for 2017. AR technologiesare are still in an early stage of development, but the upcoming year is going to bring us new possibilities in terms of AR software development and completely new, AR adapted devices. First of all, augmented reality will find its use in educational apps, GIS technologies, marketing and mobile games.
As to m-commerce, I think it will see a significant growth, because usage of mobile devices has been seeing and continues to see exponential growth. M-commerce channels are becoming more and more user-friendly and mobile traffic share is already more than 50%. With the rise of IoT and augmented reality, m-commerce is entering offline retail too, enriching, for example, goods in the supermarkets with AR-powered interactive features.
William Wong, Business Development Manager at Meteors Information Systems Limited
Integration of A2P messaging app for SME. Peoples are familiar using Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and WeChat for P2P communication, and SME has started to develop their own apps for A2P purposes. However, there are difficulties for each company to develop a new app due to limitation of budget and technology. The new trend is an integration of such apps by using one app only, where this app allows users to subscribe their preferred SME and get notifications. In addition, this app also support API for work flow automation.
Emre Ertekin, Founder at Azman Games
Only the the premium and quality apps from small developers will succeed on IOS platform.
Anastasiia Bobeshko, Chief Editor at Program-Ace
2017 will be the year of reality-altering technologies, especially AR. Such mobile apps will find their way into every business possible. Also, we can probably expect it being integrated into most of the utility applications such as calendar, messengers, contacts, reminders, banking, taxi, etc. Moreover, with the rising popularity of wearable technology, location-based services (LBS) will grow its application in many industry branches such as retail, traveling, finance, navigation, tourism, etc. The good news is that with LBS becoming a worldwide trend, users can expect hardware advancement to decrease the battery drains and improve the accuracy of navigation with poor internet connection.
Takao Wada, Director at Dr.JIRO Software
I am developing iOS apps using Swift which is easy to develop than Objective-C, so it will be major language for iOS developers. I wish it spread and can be used for Android apps development.
Jay W. Lee, Vinnsmail
I think it might be a voice recognition and AI interact service that users easily use.