Did you know that there are nearly 2 million applications of the App Store and Play Store?
Well, we are not at all at the stage of equilibrium as of now. With the increase in number of businesses desiring to make their business mobile application, the number of such apps is projected to increase even more.
Let us have a look at the top 8 trends that are already prevailing or expected to be witnessed in the mobile application development world over the next few years.
mWallet and Shopping – Have you seen that most of the people tend to do their shopping, both online and in store, and when they are to make payment, they use their mobile phone instead. Thanks to the apps such as Amazon Pay, PhonePe, PayTM etcetera, that one doesn’t need to carry their wallet everywhere they go. They can simply buy whatever stuff they want and make the payment via mobile transfer through such apps. Talking specifically about online shopping giants such as Amazon and Flipkart, it has been seen that these online store have their own m-wallet – Amazon Pay for Amazon and PhonePe for Flipkart – using which they allow the customers to buy products from their portal and make hassle-free payments. Slowly and gradually, the usage of such apps is going to increase even more, and most of the people will just be using such platforms to make safe and secure transactions, rather than carrying bulkier wallets and risking loss of money throughout the day.
Identity (UPI and BHIM) – Remember those days when we had to wait for 2-4 hours or the next working day in order to make a bank transaction? Thankfully, we do not have to wait for that long now. With the usage of mobile app such as BHIM, which uses Unified Payments Interface (UPI) developed by National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), individuals can now instantly make bank transaction from their phone itself, rather than waiting for their turn in never ending queues.
Office/Home Automation – Have you seen the electronic doors that operate on their own when a person moves closer to them? That is a perfect example of office automation. Home/office automation includes operating the devices and equipment from a distance rather than manually moving closer to them. For instance, increasing/decreasing the brightness of the lights via apps, opening/closing doors from a distance, etc.
Internet of Things (IoT) – Gone are the days, when the appliances and electronic products were operated manually. Nowadays, high-tech electronic devices come with superb software systems and you can control them from anywhere, using a mobile app installed on your phone. The major usage of this facility is seen when the business owners have CCTV cameras at their workplace and install the software on their phones to keep a regular eye on the security of their office. Moreover, homeowners can even operate their ACs using their mobile phones and turn them on while their way back home, just to be welcomed by a cool and pleasant home.
MLicense – With the introduction of mobile apps such as mParivahan, you can now carry the digital copy of your driver’s license in your mobile phone. Moreover, you can also report a car accident or road offense by using this friendly app. Isn’t that super quick and easy?
Car Papers – Does carrying all your car papers, insurance documents, RC and other papers bother you every time you go on your car? Carrying such bulkier bundle of documents is not only difficult but protecting them against theft or water damage is another tension that keeps you on your toes always. So, get rid of all that extra burden of yours and switch to Car Papers app which allows you to keep digital copies of all your vehicle related documents. Don’t fret that these documents will not be accepted by the traffic police or other concerned government bodies. In fact, all the government agencies consider these digital copied to be genuine and treat them as original documents.
mAadhaar – Being an Indian, you might be well aware about the importance that a Aadhaar card holds. For every work, be it as small as issuing a SIM card or as big as buying a property, everyone needs to produce their Aadhaar card in order to authenticate their identity. Imagine all the hassle that goes into carrying the Aadhaar card wherever you go! On top of that, it turns out to be the worst nightmare in case the wallet or the Aadhaar card gets stolen or misplaced. Thankfully, you can protect yourself from all that hassle by installing mAadhaar app in your mobile phone and carrying a digital copy of your Aadhaar Card everywhere you go.
Adjusting to different Networks – Thanks to mobile networks such as Jio and Airtel that Indian mobile users are now having fast internet access. However, not every area is proficient to support such strong networks. Thus, another priority of mobile app developers is to create mobile apps that give equal user experience to every kind of mobile user and network.
To wrap it up, we can say that mobile app development industry is very dynamic. With the increasing expectations of the users and the clients, developers need to come up with revolutionary ideas regarding mobile apps and their development.