Top 6 Mobile App Development Trends in 2016

Mobile apps have invaded every sphere of our life and the demand is only increasing. As consumers turn more and more mobile centric, the mobile app developers are constantly running the innovation wheel to stay abreast of technological advancements and meet the user expectations.

Here is a rundown of the Top 6 Mobile App Development Trends in 2016:

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is already making a mark on mobile apps, allowing users to seamlessly access apps across devices and platforms they commonly depend upon. Internet of Things makes it possible to connect almost anything to anything (machine to machine connectivity) and holds the potential to remarkably change how users interact and use mobile apps.

User Experience

User experience has always been the focus of the mobile app industry. However, 2016 took a giant leap in escalating user experience through use of Augmented Reality Based Services. The year will see more and more apps using this technology to deliver a richer and more immersive user experience. An app employing augmented reality often uses the camera, GPS and other features of the mobile to augment reality through virtual data.

Wearable Technology

As the Apple smart watch took the world by storm, many more smart wearable devices have been making their way into the market. Wearable devices have changed the way app developers think; who are now continually thinking of ideas to integrate their apps with wearable devices.

Cloud Based Services

While cloud based services have been around for some time now, the year 2016 saw cloud technology changing the landscape of mobile app development for good. Cloud based technology makes it possible to integrate data and apps across platforms seamlessly. And with more and more people using multiple devices and wearable ones as well, cloud technology is here to stay for long.

Beacon Technology

iBeacon or Beacon technology introduced by Apple alerts an app or website on your Apple device when you enter or leave a location. This technology can help app developers deliver the exact information a user needs at a particular point of time. While retails stores have successfully employed this technology, a group of hotels is planning to replace room keys for guests with beacons.

Enterprise Apps over Consumer Apps

Consumers love free apps. In fact, do you even remember paying for an app lately? However, this is not the case with businesses and the demand for enterprise apps is quite high in the year 2016. So, if you want your app to turn you into a millionaire, opt to create an enterprise app that will earn much more for you.

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