Mobile App Trends
14 Mar

4 High-Priority Mobile App Development Trends for 2019

 

There is so much going on in the mobile app development space. What used to be a debate that is thought to be long gone has resurfaced and that the debate is going stronger than ever before.

That being said, there are new trends that are being introduced in the industry every year. What high-priority trends would most likely be talked about in 2019? Read on to find out.

  1. Is Augmented Reality Feasible?

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Augmented Reality was a technology that was introduced just a few years back. You might recall the massive success of Pokemon Go as this has been one of the first few iterations using this particular technology that has been greatly and widely received by the market.

Although the interest of the people has since waned, Augmented Reality is still a thing. In fact, Google’s ARCore and Apple’s ARKit are slowly being adopted by a lot of good developers, so we can expect its wide implementation in the years to come.

I think that this mobile app development trend will be here for years. Apple has since announced that they want to be recognized as the premier Augmented Reality Platform. Whether that remains to be true or not, only time will tell.

Apple has already made strides in keeping up with their process by aligning themselves to both Adobe and Pixar. Since this move, people can expect better services including 3D object detection, object rendering, vastly improved face-tracking, and a stunning and highly visual experience thanks to the introduction of various 3D elements brought to you by the application itself.

  1. Native VS Hybrid Mobile App Development Showdown Lives On

The question: “should you develop a native or hybrid app” should have died a few years ago with more and more development frameworks becoming more streamlined and that the hybrid apps’ performance has improved dramatically ever since.

However, the debate whether you need to invest more in native or hybrid mobile app development has been revived a few years ago.

According to one Marwan Alani, an iOS Engineer, he said that native apps will still dominate the mobile app development space because it is the only type of app that makes use of native-only features or ones that are only embedded in a particular operating system.

The debate still lives on because many people still do not know which type of app should they choose for their businesses.

  1. Moment Marketing?

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Many business owners want to satisfy their customers in every way. Back in 2015, Google has initiated the “Micro-Moments” movement and with it comes along the “right-time” marketing as well. The movement basically describes how mobile apps can satisfy user intent.

That is why there is now an increased demand for “on-demand” apps that allow users to take hold of some business processes no matter what time of the day it is.

  1. Emphasis on “OTT” Development

Over-the-top (OTT) Development is slowly making progress this year, as more and more services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and others are taking center stage in the entertainment industry.

It is most likely going to be mainstream since the mobile app development industry already has the right infrastructure, framework and talented mobile app developers needed to make it happen.