Android is the most popular operating system with 85.1% of global market share and 2.87 million apps. The year 2020 has been eventful for the app development industry. Multitude of businesses saw a massive shift in their strategy this year, to strive...read more
Android is the most popular operating system with 85.1% of global market share and 2.87 million apps. The year 2020 has been eventful for the app development industry. Multitude of businesses saw a massive shift in their strategy this year, to strive in the pandemic situation they started publishing apps - from food ordering, OTT, learning to productivity and conversational/conferencing apps. When it comes to app development, Android is the most sought after OS. Owing to the user-friendly apps and variety, Android will get all the attention in the forthcoming years.
In order to understand the changing Android app development trends for a successful future, it is important to first understand the current state of play in the mobile technology landscape. Today, users spend approximately billions of dollars each year on mobile apps. While many apps are great and gain popularity every day, there are some that are decidedly mediocre. As a result, developers are focusing their resources on apps with the highest revenue potential and are consequently developing apps with features designed to attract a particular audience.
Here are some of the primary Android app development trends for 2021;
The first primary Android app trend for a successful future is the continued rise of hybrid apps. With the advent of smartphones with built-in applications, developers are exploring new ways to separate the core functionality of an application from its user interface components such as the user interface, graphics, and media-sharing applications. By doing so, hybrid apps are able to take advantage of the power of both native and hybrid apps without sacrificing the high performance of the smartphone user experience. For example, by leveraging the processing and memory capabilities of the smartphone to run image processing functions and data processing tasks, developers have the ability to create highly interactive apps that utilize the platform's wide range of hardware resources.
The second primary Android app development trend for a successful future is the integration of advanced user interface features. Users love apps that feel intuitive and make them easy to use. Android users will continue to enjoy quick navigation when searching through their favourite apps.
Furthermore, they'll also continue to rely heavily on their apps to perform tasks that require their attention. In addition to that, developers should continue to explore new ways to integrate the secondary screen on smartphones so that users can quickly see the latest information on the activities of the phone while navigating between different apps.
Additionally, developers will incorporate blockchain technology to improve transparency, security, to mitigate unauthorized app access and data access. And to boost customer service and the recommendation channel, developers will start adding the famous voice assistants within the app and chatbots to make the in-app experience seamless.
Lastly, with the advent of 5G technology, developers will be able to cultivate feature-rich apps to enhance the performance and speed. Users will see more and more on-demand apps in 2021 to accommodate their needs in COVID-19 situation.
With that, 2021 will be the year for AI/AR, mobile wallets and IoT will be on peak. Android will be transitioning towards intuitive and seamless app performance to provide the desired user experience.