Are you also wondering what are the development trends going to occur in 2022? ‘Cause we are! We’re more than thrilled for the new year and the developments it will bring along in the mobile industry.
Mobile app development has advanced a whirlwind lately and the year 2022 is going to be no different. But to survive in this fast-changing industry, one has to align themselves per trends, because survival in this Darwinian era is otherwise less likely to happen.
E-gadgets have become a necessity in our lives and we all are surrounded by zillions of applications to make our living easier and easier.
According to Net Solutions’ report, by the end of 2022, this industry is expected to generate a gigantic $693 Billion revenue. Gartner, however, predicted earlier and which almost got true is that only 1% of 10,000 mobile apps proves to be successful.
Here are the top 5 development trends to follow in 2022
- While Building Apps, Keep foldable in mind
The history of foldables traced back to 2008 with Nokia’s “Morph” concept. Later, in 2013 Samsung Electronics presented another concept harnessing flexible OLED (Organic Light-emitting diode) displays, and in November 2018 the first foldable smartphones with OLED displays began emerging in the market.
We just announced support for foldables at #AndroidDevSummit, a new form factor coming next year from Android partners.
Android apps run seamlessly as the device folds, achieving this form factor’s chief feature: screen continuity. pic.twitter.com/NAfOmCOY26
— Android Developers (@AndroidDev) November 7, 2018
The tech giant Samsung has disclosed that a huge number of Android apps have been optimised for the Galaxy fold which includes Amazon Prime Video, Twitter, Spotify, Facebook, among others.
Because ‘foldable phones’ were in vogue in 2020, the charm won’t fade away in 2022 too. Thus, keeping your developments foldable focused would turn out to be fruitful and satisfactory for your business. Plan out your apps that function seamlessly on foldable devices.
- Familiarity with Artificial Intelligence is the need of the time
AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) are among the top mobile app developments in recent times.
We all are familiar with the highly interactive mobile application, FaceApp. Could you recall why and how it rose to fame overnight? Thanks to the distinctive use of AI which made it an app that stands different from the rest. Users were impressed with the filters to use which shows what they would look like as an old or a young person, one among many filters of the app. In October 2019, its total revenue was $1M.
Examples don’t end here. Other popular apps like Replika, Cortana, and Google Assistant have also turned their wheel to this way in search of success. Even the tech titan, Apple, at the WWDC 2019 welcomed Core ML 3- the latest version of its machine learning model framework intended to help iOS developers embed AI smarts into their apps. Therefore, learning more about these technologies and getting familiarized with their features would prove to be a big aid for technophiles.
- Chatbots always lend an ear to you!
We homo sapiens sapiens might be occupied most of the time but, chatbots will never lose focus from you! They are the most effective way to advance customer relationship management. It has been revealed that 50% of customers prefer do-it-yourself (DIY) tools to speed up making an online purchase. Hence, the integration of chatbots into mobile apps will result in more business proliferation.
Let’s gaze into today’s picture. As we can witness there are almost 2.5 million apps in the Google Play Store and around 1.8 million in the Apple App Store. Surprisingly, only a few provide chatbot facilities for enhanced UI/UX services.
Of them, Nykaa is one such that provides a chatbot facility for an engaging and personalized experience. It helps the customers find products that suit best to their needs. Suppose you have a dry scalp and are looking for a suitable shampoo. The chatbot will guide you through the options available and suitable for you.
It is expected that by 2022, 80% of establishments will be using chatbots for better user experience and engagements. Thus, it is a real business opportunity to think about for your enterprise in 2022.
- More focus on wearable technology
The popularity of wearable technology in recent years surpassed all predictions. A Statistica report disclosed that the number of connected wearable devices increased from 453 million in 2017 and is anticipated to reach 929 million by 2022. And as the trend speaks for itself, they will become substantial in our daily lives.
Apple, at WWDC conference, recently announced its WatchOS update. The tech giant intends to make wearables device-independent. This certainly points towards the uprising demand for wearable technology.
Thus, app developers and companies should gear up with apps that provide immaculate digital experiences to users on Apple watch. Consequently, your enterprise rises one step above those not providing the same.
Keep this trend into cognizance and put a little effort to get closer to your target audience with a better digital experience.
- AR and VR are unavoidable
The AR and VR trend is expected to gain even more momentum in 2022. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are not only making the gaming experience better and of high quality but they are being manipulated for other uses too.
Apple, Google, like tech jumbos are already prepping for new innovations using AR. For instance, Google is all set to make a new AR feature for Google Maps public, which would stipulate people with directions from their camera phones in real-time.
Hence, AR incorporation will be one of the important mobile app development trends that would fashion the mobile industry and create a smooth experience for users.
There are already many applications in existence, and with these five essential development trends, the mobile app industry is going to flourish at lightning speed.
Thus, to survive in this very ambitious mobile app development room, business leaders are needed to be well-informed about the latest trends and technologies in the industry.