Some Mobile App Development Trends to Follow in 2019
According to recent statistics, there are over 5 billion people in the world that has a smartphone, there are over 197 billion apps being downloaded in the year 2017, there are over 5 billion apps in the wild (Google Play Store and Apple App Store combined), and there is a sizable portion of the world’s population that uses their phones 5 hours on average.
What does this tell you? Well, it means that smartphones are here to stay for a very long time. And, what better way to improve our smartphones than to have some mobile applications, right?
As a person that develops apps, what are things that you should remember in order for you to stay competitive in this niche? Well, if you follow certain trends, you will stay relevant for a very long time.
Today, I am going to talk about some mobile app development trends that you can follow in 2019.
Major Emphases on the User Experience
It is without a doubt that companies and mobile app developers create applications for consumers. That is why there is always an ever-growing need to make the user experience worthwhile.
Think about the user interface and how it translates to the use of the consumers. Is your app very easy to use or is it jammed with a lot of useless features? Does it have an appealing interface? What innovations are implemented in it to elevate the user experience?
As far as performance goes, native applications are still king when it comes to how an app loads in a native operating system environment. However, with the new changes to app development frameworks, cross-platform apps are already going toe-to-toe against native applications (which is also quite favorable since cross-platform apps work on any mobile operating system).
Performance Should Also Be a Priority
With so many smartphones nowadays, it has become imperative for mobile developers to ensure that they tap into the resources of every hardware out there. This is so that the performance across many different smartphones remain consistent and topnotch.
For the developer, they have to think about optimizing the screen resolution, the size of the content inside the application, and of course, the usability of their mobile apps.
Since most smartphones nowadays sport a 1080p display panel, it would be wise for developers to use the said resolution first and then scale it up or down depending on the need.
Also, most smartphones now come with multi-core processors that ensure high-quality performance across the board. This allows developers to incorporate a lot of features without fear that will bog down the performance of different phones with different hardware configurations.
Mobile app development is always a booming industry, but to remain competitive, mobile app developers should always make it a point to adhere to new standards.
App performance should always be a top priority and so is the user experience. With a good performance package and amazing aesthetics, expect your mobile apps to be enjoyed by the consumers.