It is already the halfway mark of the year 2019 and we are interested to know what mobile app development trends are still relevant at this point. We’ve predicted that artificial intelligence is going to make huge strides in the coming months, but what about the others? Mobile app developers should read this article to find out what trends are still going strong (and will continue to do so from here on out).
Android Instant Apps
Last year, we have predicted that Android Instant apps are going to be a thing coming 2019 and we are actually right. The fact that you can use a full app without the hassle of installing it is something that people actually want to do. That being said, we are going to see more and more instant apps later this year and probably even in the coming years.
Back in the early days of application coding, developers would have to painstakingly create many lines of code to be able to perform basic functions on their applications. That means that every graphics-intensive application or anything that has plenty of features is touted to be well-made in the past.
However, that is no longer the case today. With so many easy to use coding platforms out there, app developers would only have to worry about conceptualization and let the coding be done by automatic platforms.
What does this mean? It means that the developers need no longer write their own API or any other integrations to create an application from scratch.
For the most part, we are still using 4G connections and although it gives us respectable internet speeds on the go, it could still be improved in some way. Fortunately, 5G wireless has come. Although there are only a handful of phones that support the new standard and 5G cell sites are still being installed, we are going to see more 5G connectivity in the next 2 years or so.
What’s interesting about this new technology is the fact that it is purported to be 100x faster than the current 4G wireless standard. This means that your 1GB video can be downloaded almost instantaneously (assuming that the conditions are pretty good). Remember, for you to be able to grasp faster 5G speeds, your phone has to be compatible with the new standard, as well as your service provider should also change as well.
As what Howard Stark said to Tony in Iron Man 2, “we are limited by the technology of our time”. Augmented Reality is not an entirely new concept at all. In fact, you’ve already seen a pretty good implementation of this in 2016 when Pokemon Go was released.
But, AR is going just going to get better and better as new hardware gets released that support the said technology. With Google and Apple releasing smartphones that have very capable specifications, we are only going to see more AR applications from here on out.