The Internet boom has brought us to a stage where we are experiencing a boom in mobile applications. And like any technology, the Internet, cell phones and mobile applications, none of these can survive without a continuous progression towards something new, extraordinary, that is, something that pushes it forward.
With the need to build more and more advanced custom apps, so too has the subsequent need to hire Android app developers who have an eye for what’s trending and even brilliant.
While these developers are doing a great job, let’s take a look at what’s grabbing their attention as some of the most promising trends in Android app development today:
Wearable has changed our lives today. Just when we thought making portable technology was going to be awesome, wearable took the portability of technology and therefore Android app development to new levels. Whether it’s health care or more popular sports and fitness brands around us, wearable devices with various sensors have become very common.
And then there are apps that support such devices. These apps are designed so that their algorithm works in tandem with the wearable device, giving you the result or information you were looking for, right on your mobile screen. Android app developers are therefore almost always keen to work with such technology.
One of the most surprising uses of what was initially only available for iOS devices, Beacon technology is now being created by almost every Android app development company out there. It’s a recent trend that is taking hold quite impressively across the entire Android app development scheme.
One of the most recognized features of this technology is the ability to easily track a location and its multifunctionality. Some of the most found uses for Beacon technology have been, by detecting any kind of danger, in hotels instead of traditional hotel room keys, to update customer connections at airports by some airlines, sensing a temperature of a particular place and even some of the biggest players in the retail sector.
Augmented reality and virtual reality
Such is the hype of AR and VR today, that people are looking to specifically hire Android app developers, in turn making mobile app technology reach even greater heights. The hype, however, we can never say, is useless. Augmented reality and virtual reality have really been a cornerstone of the technology we use today.
With virtual reality, you can create a whole new kind of reality for end users. It is a cutting-edge technology that allows a person to hear a situation just like in real life, by stimulating hearing and sight. It is widely used in fields such as movies (to make 3D movies), games, entertainment, flight simulators for pilots and so on. RA, on the other hand, stimulates the sense of hearing, feeling, and smell in a person, making them a little confused about what’s real and what’s not.
Android app development, therefore, has found use for AR in various fields, such as gaming, video making, and even the medical field to help treat post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or conduct remote surgery and the like.
We also have instant apps developed by Google’s Android app developers. You’ve never needed an app for only a short period of time until you’ve done a specific thing, and then the app just keeps sitting there eating your phone’s memory for no reason.
With this instant app technology, you can download just a part of the app you need, instead of the whole app, with a single click. It will be similar to how the entire website is not loaded; only one web page at a time.
We are moving towards becoming a cashless society. And when every website today also allows itself to create its own mobile app, how can the Android app developers around us not think about in-app payments? E-commerce and apps go hand in hand today and therefore online payments are an extremely important part of the Android app development process.
Plus, with Google’s new Android Pay, sellers and buyers alike will benefit. Especially the security feature of this app is considered better than most, and thus a big plus is seen by users who save their personal data, including credit / debit card details, without any fear.
Android app development it was never just about proven methods or ideas; it’s always about innovation, uniqueness and regular updating of the apps present. And like every year, this year too it has managed to see Android technology advance to new and higher levels, easily satisfying the widest customer base around the world.