The Internet boom has brought us to the stage where we're experiencing a mobile application boom. And as any technology goes, Internet, mobiles, and mobile applications - none of these can survive without a continuous progression into something new, extraordinary, i.e. something that nudges it forward.
With the need to create more and more advanced custom apps, the subsequent need to hire Android app developers who have an eye for what's in-trend and also brilliant has increased as well.
While these developers are doing an awesome job of it, let us take a look at what is catching their eye as some of the most promising trends in Android app development today:
Wearable has changed our lives today. Just when we thought that making portable technology would be amazing, wearable took portability of technology, and therefore Android app development to new heights. Whether it's healthcare brands, or more popularly sports and fitness brands around us - wearable with various sensors have come to be really common.
And then there are apps that support such devices. These apps are designed in a way that their algorithm works in tandem with the wearable device, giving you the outcome or the information that you were looking for, directly on your mobile screen. Android app developers are therefore almost always keen to work with such technology.
One of the more amazing uses of what was initially available only for the iOS devices, Beacon Technology is now being created by almost every Android App Development Company out there. It's a recent trend that is gaining its footing quite impressively in the whole scheme of Android app development.
One of the most recognized features of this technology is being able to easily track a location and its multi-functionality. Some of the best-found uses for Beacon technology have been, detecting any sort of danger, in hotels instead of the traditional hotel room keys, to upgrade customer connections at airports by some airline companies, detecting a temperature of a particular place, and even by some of the biggest players in the retail industry.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
Such is the hype of AR and VR today, that people are looking to specially hire Android app developers, in turn making mobile app technology reach even greater heights. The hype though, we can never say, is for nothing. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality have really been a cornerstone of the technology as we use today.
With VR, you can create a whole new kind of reality for the end users. It's a cutting-edge technology that lets a person feel a situation just like real life, through their hearing and vision being stimulated. It's being heavily used in fields like movies (to make 3D movies), games, entertainment, flight simulators for pilots, and so on. AR, on the other hand, stimulates the sense of hearing, feeling, and smelling in a person, making them a bit confused on what's real and what's not.
Android app development, therefore, has found a use for AR in various fields, like games, video making, and even medical field to help treat PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or conduct remote surgeries, and such.
We also have instant apps developed by the Android app developers at Google. Haven't you ever needed an app for only a short time amount of time till you get a specific thing done, and then the app keeps sitting there and eating your phone memory for no reason at all.
With this, you will be able to download just a part of the app that you need, instead of the whole application, with just one simple click. It will be similar to how the whole website doesn't get loaded; only a web page does, at a time.
We are moving towards becoming a cashless society. And when every website today also indulges itself in getting its mobile app made, how can Android app developers around us not think of in-app payments? E-commerce and apps go hand-in-hand today and therefore online payments are an extremely important part of Android app development process.
Plus, with Google's new Android Pay, the sellers and buyers both will be benefitted. Especially the security feature of this app is being considered better than most, and therefore a big advantage is being seen as users saving their personal details including credit/debit card details without any apprehension.
Android app development has never been about just the tried and tested methods or ideas; it's always been about innovation, uniqueness, and regular updating of the present apps. And like every year, this year too has managed to see the Android technology advance to new and higher levels, satisfying easily the broadest clientele across the globe.