The COVIDig pandemic has changed how people use apps and added more fuel to the increasing demands in society. Mobile app development during 2021 has become bigger and faster. Over 4 million apps are in Google Play and Apple Stores from artificial intelligence, games, health, e-commerce, self-help, ebooks, and many more. However, the ever-increasing demand for smarter and more innovative solutions is always creating demand for more apps. In 2022, mobile app design and development will get bigger as the world embraces more advanced technologies and people’s attitudes towards mobile applications as years pass by, in general, have changed. Here are some of the top 5 mobile app developments trends to look for in 2022:
1. Progressive Web Apps & Instant Apps
PWAs are a hybrid between web pages and apps. One of the best advantages of these apps is that they take less time to develop than normal apps because they are simply websites with app functionalities. Deemed as the next big thing in application development, PWAs deliver benefits that counter the disadvantages of native applications. The significance of PWAs is highlighted during the coronavirus crisis, especially in the e-commerce industry due to the dramatic increase in online shopping activity 20% of mobile users used their phones exclusively for making online purchases. A number of 13213 and 132C companies have reported an increase in engagement, conversion rate, and sales and revenue after building and launching their PWA platforms.
2. Augmented Reality (AR) Integration
Augmented reality is designed to enhance the things you see with your physical eyes. This is done by adding images or videos on top of real-world images or videos visible through your smartphone’s camera. For example, an app developer will create a 3D avatar of someone and place it on top of a real-world video. Then this image will be displayed in front of you. Augmented reality can change lives and open up new possibilities for businesses, big and small.
One example of how augmented reality has been used is through the use of Snapchat filters. These filters were created by Snapchat and can be used to create different effects and fun content. They can also make regular life experiences look like those from a movie or TV show. Other than showing an offensive or inappropriate image, augmented reality can also be used to create outstanding visuals for good causes.
3. Mobile E-Commerce
As more shoppers prefer to buy online, more retailers are building native apps or progressive web apps (PWAs) to provide a better shopping experience. Unlike e-commerce, mobile commerce (or m-commerce) involves online purchases via a mobile app and not a mobile web page. The mobile commerce market is expected to be worth around $22 billion by 2022 , likely because many B2B and B2C companies have seen an increase in engagement, conversion rates, and revenue growth after building a PWA for their business.
4. Wearable App Integration
Wearable technology is growing in popularity today partly because these apps have the ability to monitor how people are doing with their health or fitness goals. These apps monitor steps taken, calories burned, water intake, heart rate, and blood pressure levels using sensors built into the devices. This information can be used by individuals interested in working out more often or trying out different diet plans. From tracking heartbeat and steps to offering personalized lifestyle and diet recommendations, wearables have a lot to offer.
Wearable applications make it easy for people to start recording their outings or activities, sharing them with family and friends. The wearable technology works with smartphones or smartwatches that can easily fit into different types of clothing, don’t need to wear anything that will dispense data, and are not attached to your body all day long.
5. Artificial Intelligence
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most significant developments in recent times. When AI was first introduced, it was initially used only by large companies like Google and Apple. However, as time goes by, all companies will eventually use AI for various business applications. It will be the new way to identify products online, create new business models, adapt to technology trends and challenges, reduce costs and increase profitability.
It is imperative to keep machine learning and artificial intelligence in mind as the app industry grows faster than at any time in history. A lot of apps focus on artificial intelligence. Apps like Ski and chatbots are now almost commonplace due to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Although both will have an even greater impact in 2022, they will still be trends to watch.
Apart from AI and machine learning, mobile applications and smartphones will continue to adopt other technologies, such as predictions and cameras powered by artificial intelligence, in 2022. You should also be keeping an eye out for AI trends such as automated geo detection, algorithmic trading, predictive maintenance, and static image recognition and tagging. Also, AI will play a crucial role in software development and gaming apps.