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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

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

App Performance

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.

Conclusion

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.

 

 

Most people in the world have smartphones now and they use it for the vast majority of the day. Whether they use the messaging feature to communicate with their friends and loved ones or using the streaming service to enjoy their favorite movies and music, there is pretty much a wide array of apps to cater to the different needs of the people.

That being said, most business owners would want to capitalize on this new trend by creating an app for their customers to use. There are plenty of advantages as to why successful companies do this. Here are some:

  1. It Widens Their Coverage- As people use smartphones every day, companies can leverage this and widen their coverage by releasing an app that brings convenience and functionality to the masses.
  2. It Increases Sales- Because of the convenience of just using an app to, say, buy things, a lot of people would do given that they don’t have to experience the hassle of going to the storefront.
  3. Notify Customers Immediately- Gone are the days where you have to hand out print ads for promos and discounts. Having an app that gives out push notifications whenever you have a promo or a discount saves you so much time and money.

With all of those advantages, it would be enticing for a CEO to create their own app for their business. Now, how much does mobile app development cost to have an application developed for them?

Android

The Android Operating System offers extensive compatibility given that most of the smartphones on the market sport this OS.

With that being said, because there are too many devices, it can take quite some time for developers to test the app rigorously for bugs and other problems.

However, the development kit that is needed for app creation is free and it is supplied by Google. Therefore, Android apps are generally more affordable than iOS apps

 

iOS

Apple’s own line of smartphones present some advantages. Because there are only so many devices, developers can quickly create an app because they only have to test it on only a handful of devices.

This means that the development time is much faster than creating Android Apps, and because of the integration between hardware and software, is much more stable.

However, given these advantages, iOS app developers can slap on more expensive prices. Still, if you have the money to do so, iOS apps are generally more loved by the public due to its intuitive nature and reliable.

 

General Costing

I am now going to talk about the costs for both Android and iOS apps. Here are some data on the general costing of Android apps depending on its complexity:

For Android

Basic: $3-$10,000

Complex: $15- $30,000

High-tech: $60- $100,000

Games: $5-$200,000

For iOS

Basic: $5-$10,000

Database/Technical: $8- $35,000

Games: $10- $150,000

Conclusion

For a business to succeed in today’s age, you need to have an app created for your venture. Android apps take more time to develop, however, they are much more inexpensive than their rivals. On the other hand, iOS apps are easier to develop, but it can be quite costly.