8 Emerging Trends Defining the Future of Mobile Applications
Smartphones: devices with the ability to provide us with updates across the globe, right to the palm of our hands.
All this would not be possible without mobile applications. According to a recent report, there are more than 2 million Mobile Applications available on the app store and Play Store.
Both IT organizations and government have understood the need for Mobile Applications, investing their time and money to develop apps to satisfy the needs of the users by hiring professional Android and iPhone Mobile App Development Companies in Gurgaon, India, US, UK or anywhere in the world.
Pretty much everything that we do through Smartphone we can do through a Mobile Application. Earlier every company had a dedicated website, but now much of that communication is done via a Mobile Application. Mobile Application Development has become the default way to get things done these days but in future, will app remain a true way to do anything and everything? I doubt it!
Mobile applications are quite good and make our life simple, at the same time too many apps make our life a bit of a hassle too. A consumer has to keep installing new apps to get the advantage of its features and the developers have to keep designing it. Though there’s no denying that, Mobile Applications are definitely a power-packed interface between consumer and the provider, however, the future Mobile Applications may be replaced by AI-Super Applications or Chatbots or Virtual Assistants.
This is a futuristic initiative as the world may soon move from having the data stored in a file cabinet to having the data in the cloud. This situation compels Top Android and iPhone Application Development Companies to hire the best skilled Mobile App Developers.
Let’s look at few Mobile Applications which use promising technologies targeting the future.
1. Shopping and mWallet
Visiting different shops to buy things and the need to carry our wallet to shop for things is no longer mandatory! Thanks to the Digital wallets (mWallet) like Amazon Pay, PhonePe, PayTM etc, we can shop from wherever we’re and whatever we need right from our mobile phones. E-commerce Market has grown rapidly over the last few years and it is expected to grow even bigger in the future. Mobile applications like Amazon and Flipkart are among the leading e-commerce giants today who bring in the shopping experience and mWallet feature right to our mobile devices. Amazon uses an inbuilt m-wallet called Amazon Pay and Flipkart uses PhonePe.
2. Internet of Things (IoT)
Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the the relationship between various computing devices in daily-use tech, enabling them to talk to each other. For example: your Smart TV, Fridge, and AC, etc., can be controlled and managed as a single infrastructure by you, the authorized user.
3. Home/Office Automation
Home and Office automation are installing smart devices that convert your home or office space to a smart environment. With this setup, your daily tasks such as opening the door for your visitors or controlling the brightness of lights in your home etc can be controlled by a simple click of a button from your phone. With this automation, you work at home or office is simplified.
4. Identity (BHIM, UPI)
Before the launch of Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), users had to wait for 2 to 4 hrs or the next business day to send or receive the payments to their bank account. Now with the launch of BHIM, users can send or receive money from bank accounts almost instantly from their mobiles. The App uses Unified Payments Interface (UPI) developed by the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI).
Since Aadhaar Card is the most widely accepted identity proof in India, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) developed a mobile application called “mAadhaar” which allows the users to carry their demographic information on their smartphones. “mAadhaar” replaces the need to carry physical identification proof and it is hassle-free to use.
MLicense is a virtual driving license we create through an app called “mParivahan”. The major feature of this app is that it provides the ability for a user to report any road offense or accidents and also provides the ability to create their virtual driving license which they could use instead of carrying their physical drivers’ license.
7. Car Papers
Car Papers are the digital copies of four wheeler insurance, RC book, and vehicle papers. These digital copies will be treated as legal documents and accepted by all government agencies as genuine. We no longer need to carry physical papers.
Mobile applications’ performance purely depends on the performance of their networks. Two people using the same app may have a different experience depending on where they are. To get a better understanding of this, let’s consider 4G network coverage in India, where the range of network speeds vary among different areas. So every App must be developed for a Range of Network Environments, the result is that developers can focus on delivering amazing experiences, knowing that their app will work properly in real time.
Mobile Applications rely on the constant, real-time exchange of information between servers and users in different geographical locations, and networks power this communication. From a quality of life perspective, technology continues to offer us, more, better, faster environment.
Lisa Watson is a blogger who is working with a leading Android and iPhone Mobile Application Development Company in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR, India. If you have anything specific in mind, you can contact for all your Mobile App Development projects.
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