The field of mobile app development is a fast-growing one. There are now a lot of companies that have their own applications and a lot of consumers already know the power that applications possess. You can consume entertainment in the form of streaming and game apps, you can increase efficiency with the use of productivity apps, you can tell what weather it is by downloading a weather app. The possibilities are endless. And, as years go by, there are plenty of new developments in mobile app realm. We are now in the last quarter of 2018, how does the landscape look so far? Read on to find out.
1. The Battle of the Operating Systems
To this day, there are still only two mobile operating systems that are vying for the top spot: Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS. Statistically speaking, there are 3.5 million apps that are currently on the Android side and 2.2 million on the iOS. But interesting enough, there are more paid apps in the Apple side which means that developers are earning more money by creating applications that support their platform. However, if you’re a consumer, there is a lot of diverse apps in the Google Playstore which is quite exciting. Whether it is a free app, a paid app, or a free one with in-app purchases, the Android market pretty much has everything you need.
2. This Field Brings a Lot of Revenue
Mobile app development looks promising this year. We are looking of upwards of $150 billion earned this year and it is projected that we will earn close to $190 billion in the next two years.
3. Popular Trends
There is not a lot of trends this year, but we are looking into vast improvements in the field of Artificial Intelligence and the implementation of the AR/VR technologies. More and more smartphones are getting some solid specs that will perform admirably even with apps that are quite resource – intensive. We will probably see more implementations of AI, AR, and VR in the next year or so.
4. More Powerful Processors
The smartphone’s processor is its brain and it is an important part of the phone. We are now getting phones that have pretty amazing processors that are capable of handling loads of information at a time. Plus, its speed and performance have been vastly improved since the first smartphone, the 1 st generation iPhone.
5. Innovative Apps are on the Rise
With the continued prominence of the IoT, we will be seeing many more applications that will utilize these smart appliances. Aside from a companion app, we can probably create applications that will unlock the full potential of the IoT. If that happens, it will truly bring more convenience to the consumers.
There really is not a lot of buzz in the mobile app industry in 2018. However, we still remain optimistic because things can change even in a few months’ time. Who knows, we might have applications that can bring forth new features thanks to some technological advancements.