Mobile App Development Trends that Will Rule 2019

Each and every year, smartphone manufacturers are able to create devices that are not only powerful in specs, but also quite affordable for the masses as well. That being said, mobile app development certainly has come a long way and app developers are making sure that they are maximizing the capacity of such devices.

That being said, surveys show that the number of people who use smartphones will skyrocket to 2.5 billion globally in 2019. You could say that it is due to the lower price point of very capable smartphones, but it can also be due to the fact that such a device can help us improve our lives even more. Mobile app development should adhere to new trends to ensure that the application is apt for today’s world. So today, I am going to talk about some trends that will certainly rule the year 2019.

Hyped Technologies: AR and VR

Augmented Reality has become, well, a reality to mobile applications. For instance, the social media giant, Instagram, has created AR filters that would allow its users to make their photos fun, exciting, and energetic. Of course, it can also be used in mobile games as well, as evidenced in the popular game, Pokemon Go, back in 2016. Virtual Reality has also made huge strides over recent years. With ever-capable smartphones, we are going to see a resurgence of VR technologies in mobile applications soon.


Ever used on-demand apps before? I bet you have and you know how intuitive and interactive it is, right? For it to be able to provide you with instant access to some services, it makes use of AI chatbots. These chatbots, as mentioned, will provide real-time services, especially for people who frequently use on-demand applications. The chatbots will be able to give you what you need in a timely manner, which means that you no longer have to speak to human representatives.

Instant Applications

According to a Google survey, a sizable portion of the smartphone user population does not want to install applications. It could be due to a number of reasons such as low space on their phones, fear that the application turns out to be malware, and a host of other reasons.
To help avoid such things, Google has paved the way for the creation of Instant Applications, which are basically apps that no longer require the users to install it on their phones. This is equivalent to the ‘portable’ software that can be used on a computer. This alleviates the need for the app to be installed in a phone and will still act like a regular app regardless.

Emphasis on ‘Wearables’

With the proliferation of device wearables, we can see that mobile app developers will make a suitable application that will allow it to communicate with said wearables for a more streamlined experience. According to a report by Business Intelligence, the wearables market could see a 35% increase in revenue in 2019. People are more conscious with their weight now and using a smartwatch, for example would allow them to monitor important information, as well as do other things as well.