The number of mobile apps downloads in the Google Play Store and Apple App store are on the rise. This is showing no signs of slowing down in 2022 either. Mobiles are not only for the big brands; they are equally effective for small businesses. Developing a custom mobile application for a business will be highly fruitful since it will reap plenty of benefits now as well as in the future.
All types of businesses can benefit from mobile applications like eCommerce stores, food delivery places, real estate, vehicle rental places and many more.
There are several tutorials and guides to building your own mobile application however it works in your favour to hire a professional app development firm to develop your mobile application for you. This article lists the top 10 trends for app development in 2022.
Interesting facts and statistics
- 5G has a strong presence in Australia, USA and Europe as well as several Asian countries like Japan, China and South Korea
- The 5G subscription in Western Europe at the end of 2021 is expected to cross 35.59 Million while that in central and eastern Europe is 3 million.
- Number of global 5G subscriptions at the start of 2022 is expected to be 230 million.
- 218 Billion global mobile app downloads in 2020
- Consumer spending on mobile apps in the second quarter of 2021 was 5.31USD
- 6.3 Billion smartphone users globally as of 2022.
- There are also 1.14 Billion tablet users worldwide at the start of 2022.
Top 10 mobile app development trends
Faster Internet speeds
With the Internet speeds increasing mobile app development companies are adapting to this and incorporating more features. Almost everyone is already taking advantage of the high-speed networks with the 4G technology; some of us have the good fortune of being able to surf at 5G speeds.
What this means is high quality (4k) videos and graphics can also be included in mobile apps without resulting in performance issues. Technologies like AR/VR, AI and GPS can be implemented without any fear of quality or speed issues.
Blockchain technology has been around for a while, but it is something now more firms are incorporating in their applications. Mobile wallets are now also extending support for cryptocurrency and this is expected to be adapted by more firms.
Evolving device design
The design of mobile devices is evolving, for example, there are now phones available that implement the folding technology. This is a good thing, but also poses a challenge for developing apps. Developing mobile apps that can take advantage of the larger screens like the foldable screens used by Samsung mobiles opens the door to many more features and possibilities.
This is something all businesses can benefit from and should consider while developing their mobile application. Several firms like Vrinsoft have already started to modify their designs to include the changing screen design.
Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) are not new technologies however, they are not yet being widely implemented. This is expected to change in 2022 with many more businesses finding innovative techniques of implementing this technology. The faster Internet speeds also make it simpler to implement these technologies. The same applies to AI/ML technology; our apps are getting smarter by incorporating these technologies.
Wearable devices like smartwatches can sync with mobile devices to extend the functionality of your mobile app. This allows you to provide more features to your users.
Mobile applications are beginning to take advantage of the technology, Internet of Things (IoT) to build smart applications that control smart devices in your house remotely.
Mobile wallets & m-Commerce
The preferred method of shopping is changing with more people shopping online. More people are using mobile wallets and eCommerce applications. It will work in your favour to incorporate the mobile wallet features in your mobile applications in 2022. Mobile commerce is one of the biggest trend shifts and is something that is bound to stick. The year 2022 is expected to be highly fruitful for m-Commerce applications.
On-demand apps help firms generate a lot of revenue and are transforming the service industry. Many types of businesses can benefit from this like laundry, doctors, tutors, food delivery, house cleaning, fitness, etc. This mobile application trend is expected to remain popular in 2022 as well.
Cloud computing has a lot to offer to businesses and is the ideal technology for business in 2022. All types of businesses can take advantage of cloud technology.
Google Play Instant Apps
Instant Apps by Google allows the users to use an application without having to install it. This can be a game or something else. This is the ideal method of allowing users to preview your application with limited functionality. It helps create a wider customer base since users get to view your application at a click of a button. This is a top trend for mobile application development in 2022 that allows users to try an application first before installing the full-featured app.
Mobile App development is not expected to slow down in 2022 either. With more people investing in mobile devices and trusting online transactions as well as preferring to conduct their research work online; the demand for mobile apps is on the rise. Even
People are upgrading old application in 2022 to boost business performance. However, 2022 is likely to witness a trend change with more eCommerce apps and apps that implement technologies like AR/VR & AI/ML. Mobile phone companies are also developing foldable screen mobiles.
About the Author
Zabi is the Online Marketing Coordinator for Vrinsoft Australia.