Android App Development Trends 2018

From Cupcakes and Gingerbread to KitKat and Oreo, the Android has taken us on sweet technology journey over the years. That too, with every new version update. In the year 2017, most of the companies realized that it is important to invest into Android App Development Services. Especially, if they want to meet the demands of their customers and boost their sales.

The year 2017 witnessed 254 billion app downloads. Which is more than 57.33 billion in the year 2012! Today, Google Apps, Lifestyle Apps and Social Media apps are leading the market. So, the SMEs that want to enhance their branding and customer engagement must offer similar Android Apps. If you want to create an Android App that stands out from others, you might have to hire a mobile application development company.

But before you do that, we want to acquaint you with android app development Trends that will drive the market in the year 2018 and beyond. Let us try to understand what they will offer in detail.

Android Instant Applications

We use some android applications daily. And some keep lying in our smartphones for ages. Such applications do nothing but acquire space in smartphones. To help the users get over this problem, Google announced the launch of Android Instant Apps in October 2017. And how do instant apps work? Well, the users just need to tap on the application they want and use it without installing it on their device.

In 2017, Android Instant Apps became the part of a Play Store. So, if you are providing a service through an Android app that one does not need on regular basis, you might witness a drop traffic. But, they will serve a valuable purpose to the users. Also, when you hire android app developer for developing your app, make sure that they create apps which are compatible with the instant app feature and are easily accessible.

AR & VR Android Apps

A report by Statista states that 2018 will have 977.9 million Standalone Artificial Reality App downloads. And by 2022, the figure will reach 1,389 million. Now that is quite a figure! Do you remember a game that took the app market by surprise in 2016? It was Pokémon Go! Ever since it released, everyone got addicted to it and it took the gaming industry to whole another level. It was a virtual reality based game.

However, reports also state that Virtual Reality has gained a lesser growth as compared to AR Apps. But in 2018, both AR & VR will contribute significantly in android app development trends. If you want to make a mark with your business, you must conceptualize an AR/VR app that can help you stand out from your competitors.

Internet of Things

Before the term “Internet of Things” came into existence, people had no idea that things from real life can be intuitive enough to know your needs. According to Gartner, by the year 2020, there will be 20.4 billion connected things. And we will be lucky enough to spectacle and utilize these smart objects. The home automation companies are designing smart home technologies that help users interact with their smart home devices.

Google has played an important role in innovating with Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things. As Android has a higher user-base, the android developers must create apps that offer an interactive user experience. They should also know that all the devices working on IoT need different applications to work effectively. These apps must have a secure and efficient backend to enable the users communicate smoothly with their devices.

Innovations in Mobile Payments

The whole world has been singing the “Mobile Responsive” anthem. But apart from that, the global mobile payment segment is also witnessing a noticeable growth. By the end of last year, it had established a market of $600B. New payment technologies like wearable payment solutions, contactless payments, digital currencies have come into existence.

As the electronic payment market is aiming to have a cashless society, you must think about offering innovative and convenient payment solutions to your clients. Once people start using these options, companies will also be able to analyze the preferred payment options and innovate accordingly. However, creating such Android based applications can be quite challenging. So, you must hire professional android application development company.

Cloud Based Mobile Apps

Most of the companies deal with crucial data. They need to save this huge amount of data and keep it secure. And as App Security is above all, Android developers are looking forward to develop several cloud computing solutions for their customer base. Having cloud-based Android Apps will ensure that business owners can get an access to the data any point of time. And that too, in a safe way.

The cloud based apps will create a buzz in upcoming years. So, if you do not have one, this is the right time to get it developed. Research in the market and you will find several companies that offer cloud based android app development. Approach the right company and make the most out of this opportunity.

This was a little tour to acquaint you with android app trends in 2018. If you want to achieve exponential success with your business, it’s time that you start embracing these technologies and get your android apps developed based on them.

Biztech Consultancy has designed and developed several innovative android apps and has worked on android app Smart Device Integrations for its international client base.

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Mr. Maulik Shah is the founder & CEO of Biztech IT Consultancy Pvt Ltd., one of the leading web design and development companies in India.

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Mr. Maulik Shah is the founder & CEO of Biztech IT Consultancy Pvt Ltd., one of the leading web design and development companies in India.

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