With mobile phone numbers having reached well beyond the 5 billion mark, it is good to think that almost the entire world is getting connected! The internet brings people together and confers many unique blessings. Communications and social media, administration, business, work and play along with studies, almost anything goes. According to research, perhaps 85% of the internet time is spent on mobile apps rather than on websites. What is likely during 2019 in this booming global industry?
With devices getting smaller and technology better, fitness bands and smartwatches, movement trackers etc are common. All that is needed is the software along with the circuits and sensors and a programmer has an app ready. Supposed to increase from 84 million units in 2015 to 245 million units in 2019, which is really something to think about.
Customized mobile apps
Small businesses in the neighborhood have developed their own mobile apps. Whatever the nature of the business like food delivery and organic products, laundry, plumbing and tailoring, handbags, mobile apps seem to be vital. Put together the essentials in an attractive manner with some artistic values and launch it soon.
Chabots reign supreme
Automated responses day and night are compulsory or business will suffer. Digital reality certainly depends upon those accomplished chatbots that work like virtual assistants that are getting better all the time. Chatbots and CRMs, what is the difference?
AR and VR
Who would have thought that Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality would reach thus far? Compared to a decade ago, the world has moved steadily towards a dream-like online world and perceptions of ordinary reality are dwindling. Mobile apps follow the similar interfaces found in websites.
Mobile Wallets and Payment Gateways
Secure and systematic payment procedures online are crucial to smooth online businesses. In the days of mobile wallets and digital currencies like bitcoin, perceptions of money have changed.
The Cloud is getting bigger and better
More of the online action is shifting to the cloud that has many conveniences. Ease of storage along with reduced costs, integrated streamlined operations, enhanced security are some crucial advantages in mobile apps shifting to the cloud.
The world of instant apps
Native mobile applications with their sheer conveniences will get more common. With no need to download them, start using them right away!
M-commerce beats e-commerce
Initially hard to believe but it is a now a stunning reality that the little mobile phones will soon overtake the e-commerce volume of trade. It is easy to understand why, with mobiles reaching every hand globally. The wi-fi speaks loudest of all.
The Predictive Analytics UI/UX
So far, mobile apps were considered mere utilities, but now they will get more significant in work processes. With companies like Apple using AI and predictive analytics for customer UI/UX, 2019 would witness more action.
While security was taken lightly in mobile phone apps, things are getting better and improved security beings greater confidence with sensitive data.
Artificial intelligence in Siri and Cortana
Reading and writing, sending messages and using cameras are facilitated by AI and the spread will continue further in 2019.
Internet of Things
In 2020, the global IoT market may reach USD 457 billion! Apps rich in features are the new demand and it is a science fiction world in the making.