A decade ago, nobody would have really imagined that smartphones will be such an inseparable part of every being’s life. Waking up with an alarm set up on the smartphone, checking WhatsApp and Facebook first thing in the morning, using cab booking apps to reach office, checking mails, updating the projects to team, communicating with clients over skype of other tools used, and much more. Everyday tasks seem to be getting executed using the smartphones. That is the reason may be why our generation is so addicted to their smartphones.

 

In fact, it might amuse you that on an average a person aged between 15-25 uses the smartphone more than 300 times and the people aged above 25 years use it more than 200 times. The number obviously vary drastically on the number of sleeping hours that each person has. And the use of smartphones just seems to be increasing in 2017 also.

So, today we are going to discuss about the mobile app development trends that are going to stay and rule in 2017.

  1. Hybrid Technology
    There is a continuous advancement in the hybrid advancement technologies and the developers are subsequently being more inclined towards using tools like AngularJS, Ionic, Cordova and PhoneGap to facilitate hybrid app developments. And this rise in demand can certainly accredited to bring your own device (BYOD) practice. In fact, developers around the globe have a challenge ahead of them to tackle the demand for mobile enterprise apps being 5 times higher than their developing capacity.
  2. Security Updates
    There is no doubt in the fact that technology is advancing very rapidly, but so are the security issues. Even the giant names in the industry are facing security threats because of the common authentication technologies being used everywhere, which explains why Google is working to incorporate coarser app permissions and security updates. In fact, developers are being asked specifically to vigorously include app transport security features while programming the apps.
  3. Internet of Things
    When we talk about internet of things, its integration with smartphones become an obvious thing. But this year it seems to be reaching to a new level, which ultimately anticipates a rise in the profits through the amalgamation of the technologies to many folds by the end of year. The applications ranging from healthcare and security to transportation and energy are implementing the IoT technology.
  4. Increased GPS Integration
    If we talk about Augmented Reality (AR) being successfully implemented while integrating the smartphone GPS system also, then the only recent app that comes to mind is Pokemon Go! The game has really raised bars for using the 3D animations in gaming while integrating the location based technology and IoT. In fact, there is quite a rise in demand in the apps which are developed on the location tracking functionality.
  5. Big Data Applications
    Developers are being more aware and careful in creating a balance between reliable functionality and user-friendly interface in the big data applications. It is expected that by the end of 2017 we will witness the beginning of a new era that brings a cutting edge mobile application programming which would combine the features of cloud connectivity, IoT and big data processing.
  6. Enterprise Mobile Apps
    The businesses are realizing the significance of having custom mobile apps as it eases their communication process with the current and potential clients to a considerable extent round the clock. Besides, it gives the management a fair access of their customer database, hence helping them to keep a track of the sales. In fact, they can receive the real time updates about their business’s sales status with the CRM smartphone app system development, which is quite in trend.
  7. Attention to Designing
    User experience is something that is always going to remain the biggest parameter for measuring the success of a mobile app, and this is the reason that businesses are investing a lot in ensuring that the UI/UX of their apps are user friendly and tempting enough for the users to make them want to use their app against all the competitors. 2017 is the year which is witnessing an in trends like micro interactions, splash screens, split-screens, parallax graphics, visuals and grid based interface designs.

Summing it Up

When we talk about mobile app development, the trends and tools are updating so rapidly as the demands of the consumers are shifting. A programmer just cannot afford to rely on the outdates technology and scenarios while developing the apps in this age. 2016 has brought many new trends in light which are being now practiced to an advanced level in this year.

Get your app developers to follow these 7 trends which are ruling 2017 and you would certainly benefit from it in your business. And if your app developers are not updated with the latest technology and knowledge, it’s best to outsource the development and maintenance process to a team of experts in the field.

Safikul Islam
Web Developer & SEO Specialist with 3+ years of experience in Open Source Web Development, specialized in Custom PHP & WordPress development. He is also the moderator of this blog "WebTechHelp".

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