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5 Mobile App Development Trends to Watch in 2019

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There are some technologies that have been introduced before that haven’t been widely implemented. That could be due to a number of reasons such as devices not being able to fully capitalize on the technology, as well its availability to the mass consumer market.
Whatever the case may be, mobile app developers are always making sure that the technologies that were introduced before are going to be utilized in today’s applications.
Having said that, here are some major innovations in mobile app development that will hit their stride in 2019:

Wearables

Although smartwatches are already considered mainstream wearable devices, there are some companies that like to kick it up a notch.
Seismic, for example, is a company that has developed a special clothing that was created using robotic components to help complement the user’s own movements- allowing them to have increased strength, as well as promoting good posture.
Although the company didn’t release this special clothing into the mass market, other companies are actually following the same ideas on a much grander scale.
For instance, one company was able to create a pacifier that will help monitor a baby’s temperature and would automatically log in important data to the user’s Android or iPhone device.
Other device wearables can help provide sleep data that will help you know how much quality sleep you’re getting every night, there are also others that would help people prevent their bad habits and cravings (by giving them a mild shock).
New wearable gadgets are going to be released soon and it is up to the app developers to create an application that will further improve upon its already existing features.

VR and AR

Just to be clear, virtual and augmented realities are nothing new. In fact, the technology has been around for years. However, there are certain limitations that have prevented app developers in the past from fully grasping these technologies.
For one, virtual reality applications would require users to be tethered to a powerful computer just for them to be able to enjoy VR content.
Augmented reality is also nothing new, but its application in mobile app development is still somewhat limited. However, with more streamlined components and powerful devices, we can expect to see a resurgence.

Mobile Commerce

M-commerce is going to be a huge thing for the years to come. People are now making use of their smartphones to make purchases online, providing them with the convenience and the variety that you normally wouldn’t experience when going to a physical store.
Expect to see more mobile applications that integrate shopping as its main feature. Also, app developers should also make sure to integrate as many payment methods as possible.

Beacons

For those of you who do not know, a beacon is basically a Bluetooth-powered device that, when accessed, would give mobile applications important information regarding the user’s whereabouts.
This will help mobile app development companies in creating applications that would give better location-based services to the people who are in need of such.
Although they are nothing new, early adoption was hard in the sense that people are not really aware of this new technology. But, expect more applications utilizing this technology in the future.

Cross-Platform Gaming

There are certain games that people love to play. With the advent of Battle Royale games like Fortnite and PUBG, people are really eager to play them using their computers.
But, as we all know, there are now more smartphone users than ever before and mobile game companies should implement a way for users to play whatever medium they want to play with. Thus, cross-platform gaming is going to be a necessity.

Pamela Stevens

The author Pamela Stevens