3 Trends that Define the Future of Mobile Application Development.
3 Trends that Define the Future of Mobile Application Development.

With a whopping billion smartphones and more than 200 billion mobile applications are downloaded per year, mobile development is definitely one of the actively evolving sector. It is undoubtedly dominated by Google apps (Gmail, Maps, Search), Social media giants like Facebook.

At the same time, small and mid-sized businesses are also adopting mobile applications for branding, customer engagement, direct marketing, etc. Here are some of the trends which are crucial to the future of mobile application development.

1.      Wearable Devices 

Based on research from IDC, around 100 million wearable devices were shipped in 2020 alone, up by a strong 79 million units shipped in 2015.

Apple and Microsoft have come out with changes in computing and shown a transition from basic to smart wearables with Apple Watch and Microsoft’s Hololens. This has opened up new venues for vendors, app developers, and accessory makers.

The smartphone will become the center of a personal area network comprising wearable gadgets like on-body healthcare sensors, smart jewelry, smartwatches, display devices (like Google Glass), and an array of sensors embedded in clothes and shoes.

These gadgets will ‘talk’ to mobile application developed by mobile application development companies in UAE to convey messages in advanced ways.

And will provide for a range of products and services in avenues like sport, fitness, fashion, hobbies, and healthcare. Therefore, there is a high probability that wearable devices connected with smartphones will influence the next generation of mobile application development strategies.


2.      Internet Of Things And Mobile-Connected Smart Objects


According to Gartner there will be 30 billion connected devices by the end of 2021 which comprises of several hundred smart objects like LED light bulbs, domestic appliances, sports equipment, medical devices and controllable power sockets etc. Such domestic smart devices will be part of IoT and will message via an app on a smart device or tablet.

Smartphones and tablets will assume the role of a remote control, displaying and analyzing data, connecting with social networks to monitor information that can be tweeted or posted, subscribing for services, ordering replacement consumables and updating object firmware.


Big software companies in Dubai, with its Intelligent Systems Service, and enterprise software providers like SAP, with its IoT solutions, are also providing IoT features through their services. 

3.      M-Commerce

As more and more consumers adapt to m-commerce, many analysts believe that the positive trend in mobile purchases will extend over the next 4years. The rising popularity of Google Pay and Apple Pay will encourage people to use mobile phones instead of debit or credit cards. 

This will encourage mobile app development companies to develop mobile applications that can process transactions without the use of physical debit or credit cards. Along with wearables that can process payments m-commerce will assume a different form.

Outside data collection and predictive analytics, wearables will also play a critical role in the future of mobile payments.