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Mobile App Development: Trends You Should Keep an Eye on in 2020

The blog post will showcase the most significant trends in mobile app development in 2020 and how they are going to change the mobile app industry and technology.

The rise and continued popularity of smartphones isn’t a secret — it has been for the world to see. And see they did — especially businesses! Given how prevalent mobile phones are and just how much most people depend on these nifty little devices in their day to day life, it is tough to ignore the gold mine of potential they offer for companies, irrelevant of the industry. Thankfully, most companies across the globe have the sagacity to see how crucial mobile phones are to their business, for they are the accessible means to reach customers and then drive efforts to engage them. It, in turn, has led to a dramatic rise in the popularity of mobile apps for the devices are simply the medium. It is these apps that help companies engage and interact with their target audience.

So now you would understand why mobile app development is also consequential, yes? But as the cliché goes: Technology is ever-evolving. And that, by default, has implications for mobile app development as well. Okay, we’ll cut to the chase now — see, any business that desires to maintain even a modicum of relevance and stay ahead of the competition when it comes to mobile apps must always remain in tune with any developments in the trends that stand to affect it, even if tangentially. So, to help you stay maintain an edge over your contemporaries in the market, we compiled a list of the top trends that you can’t afford to ignore in 2020.

1. Internet of Things: We live in a world where it is possible to turn on the air conditioner in your house while you are still in the office. It is also possible to lock and unlock your vehicle even when you are not in the vicinity. And we have the Internet of Things to thank for that. Interestingly, IoT is already so ubiquitous that research expects the world to have as many as 30.73 connected devices by this year. And the industries that IoT is likely to make headway into include healthcare, autonomous vehicles, smart homes, and more.

2. 5G: Sure, 5G is rather new on the scene, but that’s no reason to underestimate its significance. And as the world transitions to 5G from 4G, its importance is bound to grow that much. Also, the scope will expand beyond telecommunication to include things like data security, mixed reality, 3D gaming, and more.

3. We are not even a quarter into 2020, and companies are already integrating beacon technology for proximity marketing among other things, owing to its sheer potential. As the year progresses, it is expected to make its presence felt in mobile payments, AI-enabled chips, and more.

If you want to leverage the true potential of all the trends that will surface this year, it would be wise to get in touch with a custom mobile application development company. Their expertise and in-depth knowledge will go a long way in ensuring that you can successfully leverage these trends for your business’ benefit.

Written By

A professional and security-oriented programmer having more than 6 years of experience in designing, implementing, testing and supporting mobile apps developed. Being techno geek, I love to read & share about the latest updates in technology including but not limited to IoTs, AI, application development, etc. In my free time, I like to play football, watch movies and explore new places. I have been learning mobile app development since 2012. With having a good understanding of programming languages, I develop native as well as web apps for both iOS & Android using latest tools & technologies. I am also having experience in both front-end & back-end development.



  1. Jill Everson

    April 1, 2020 at 10:44 am

    5G is something people should look for.. I am personal excited… 🙂

  2. Scott

    April 16, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    I am totally excited by IoT and 5G, but that’s because I have built a career in these areas for decades now, and live on the bleeding edge, as they say. However, having taken a step away from that to help an off-line company build their first digital platform, I would now always add some caution – building mobile apps with cutting edge, let alone bleeding edge technology is risky. Get the basics right, then test the latests/greatest as it reaches some level of maturity. Just my two cents worth of hard earned experience 😁

  3. Jeff C.

    May 3, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Good point Scott. I just read an article on IOT connectivity and it got me thinking about an app. I was getting carried away with some cool features, but I think what you’re saying here is get the basics right then iterate and improve. Interesting.

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