Businesses, big and small, have all rushed to develop apps across multiple platforms to make it easy for customers on the go to access information or buy products and services. Mobile apps have progressed very quickly from being a luxury to a necessity of the top order, and it is expected that 2018 will see a lot more interesting trends that will affect the way we process information. Some predictions for this year:
Cloud-based App Development
According to experts, it is quite likely that the smartphone industry will undergo a massive transformation with mobile apps being able to directly interact with the cloud making it possible for smartphones to be less dependent on internal memory. With better cloud connectivity, mobile app traffic will increase exponentially due to fetching of data from cloud-based servers. While easing the pressure off the smartphone hardware is expected to make smartphones more affordable, it will also make the interaction between users easier.
Accelerated Mobile Pages
Many users are frustrated in their attempts to access information because of the slow loading of web pages and it is to address this issue that accelerated mobile page technology is expected to become very popular in 2018. Due to the increase in the page loading speed, the bounce rate will decrease significantly, and this will help businesses to increase visitors, click-through-rate, faster replacement of content, boost page ranking, and also ensure better visibility of advertisements, among other benefits, explains the CEO of a leading mobile app development company in Mumbai.
With the rapid strides being made in machine learning and understanding of artificial intelligence, it is likely that in 2018, we shall witness apps being able to decipher complex patterns and derive useful insights by analyzing huge data volumes. The advanced number crunching and predictive analyses that will be made possible with these technologies will play a critical role in delivering information in sectors that need it very fast such as medical sciences, rocket and missile systems, etc.
Internet of Things
The next revolution in digital technology will possibly be the Internet of Things according to experts. Apart from making our daily lives more convenient and productive by gadgets being able to talk with each other, many vital industries like healthcare, automobile, education, etc. are likely to benefit substantially with radical changes being ushered in about how data is transmitted and acted upon by machines.
Even though the AR technology has already been hailed as being sensational, the real strides in this technology are expected to be seen only in 2018 and beyond. With AR helping in merging digital and virtual information to deliver a more realistic visualization, it is expected that it will soon radically change the perspectives of virtually everything from science to manufacturing and more.
More than any other year earlier, it is expected that 2018 will witness sweeping innovation and incorporation of many of the above trends in real-life mobile applications that will catalyze the growth of businesses and individuals.
Author: Walter Moore