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Mobile App Development Trends Going to Rule in 2017

Mobile application development technologies are evolving rapidly with the evolution in mobile device technology. It may sound a bit early to predict the app trends in 2017, but the trends are already clear with the booming growth of technology seen in 2016. Also, the design trends evolve and change with the time and technology. New mobile design trends 2017 are already making a buzz among mobile app designers and developers. The evolution of the mobile app development trend happens due to the constantly evolving requirements of the end users. As we are in the last quarter of the year 2016, let’s see what is trending in the world of mobile app development.

Rise in Hybrid Technology

Ionic, Angular JS, PhoneGap, Cordova, are names of only a few technologies that can help augment the hybrid app development in future. With the increasing popularity of hybrid app development platforms, Google’s Material Design too is getting evolved to support application development for different platforms like Windows Phone. Cross-platform applications are more in demand due to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) culture being adopted by most of the companies.

Attention to App Security

With the development of mobile app industry, security concerns and threats to the apps have also grown. In the World Wide Developers Conference, Apple announced that they will be incorporating the robust App Transport Security (ATS) for all iOS applications. Stronger data encryption can help to get new improved and more secure apps. For this, Google is trying with more stringent app permissions model and security updates.

Importance of mobile app UX designs

Mobile app designs and UX is nevertheless the key factor responsible for the success or failure of the mobile app. Visually appealing app designs and user-friendly UX attracts visitors and engage users. For best and intuitive user experience, the mobile app should be designed keeping latest app design trends in mind. The new design trends in 2017 will surely be things like grid-based interface designing, split-screens, visuals, splash, parallax graphics, micro interactions, etc.

Mobile messaging apps will be on rise

Giant messaging apps like Facebook, which is popular in the United States, and WeChat, which has more than 500 million users, are in huge demands. As 2017 approaches, the trend of messaging apps are going to be even popular and many more messaging apps are expected to be launched in app stores.

Cloud Technology is here to stay

During the year 2015 and 2016, an interesting relationship has emerged between cloud computing and mobile apps. Using cloud technology, centrally coordinated apps were delivered to any devices. This trend is going to stay in 2017 as well, due to the numerous amount of benefits offered by cloud technology. Benefits of cloud support for app developers:

  • Cloud support allows developers to deal with memory issues and bandwidth management, thus helping in retaining the small size of mobile apps.
  • It also allows developers to sync their apps with multiple devices. This function becomes important with advent of wearable gadgets like Samsung Gear and Apple Watch.
  • Mobile devices and wearable devices can sync easily for their apps and app extensions, due to cloud compatibility.

Thus, many of the future mobile apps are said to be driven by the cloud.

gartner cloud shift summary

IoT applications –  Smart Homes and Smart Cities

Our homes are already being occupied by smart TVs, smart washing machines and smart refrigerators. The information is being exchanged between appliances and mobile apps. The same concept is emerging for a complete city giving rise to the term ‘Smart cities’. As India is on the verge of developing smart cities, smart and advanced technologies are being inculcated to make things happen. All the futuristic appliances are being engineered with smart integrations. Thus IoT applications are going to be an important part of business strategy for most of the mobile app development companies in India and across the world.

Location based services and GPS based mobile apps

Throughout 2016, location-based services (LBS) are predominantly defining the GPS based mobile apps. Apps like restaurant booking apps, taxi booking apps, apps for on-demand services like plumbers, carpenters, electricians, etc. In coming future, each and every utility service is going to use GPS based mobile apps to target potential customers.

Constantly growing app market

The market for mobile apps, which is already big, is going to grow and will become even bigger. Already the number of mobile apps in major app markets like Android Play Store and iOS App Store have reached the figure of 2 billion. As per the survey, 46 percent of mobile app users have used paid services of their apps. So by 2017, billions of downloads will generate around $77 billion of revenue.

mobile app store revenue

 

At Krify, we are constantly following the updates in mobile app development trends and create robust applications to compete and deliver the best to survive and excel in the competition of the market.

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Ionic: Advanced Hybrid Mobile App Framework

The native apps have become very popular among all smartphone users. They are specifically designed for a certain mobile OS and hence they offer a better User experience over the mobile website.

Along with all the advantages that any native app has, it also has some downsides to it. Native apps are platform specific and needs respective development tools. They are more expensive proposition for developers who wants their app to be compatible with various platforms.  Naturally developing native apps for different types of mobile platforms is time consuming as it needs different software tools for each platform.

Hybrid Mobile Apps

The solution over above listed problems is Hybrid Mobile Apps. The foremost advantage is that they are platform independent (can run across multiple platforms like iOS, Android, etc). Developmet of such apps requires less time as compared to time required for the development of native apps for different platforms.

Basically, the hybrid app approach combines the native development with web technology. For hybrid apps, developers write maximum portion with cross-platform technologies and maintain the direct access to native APIs when it is required. The native portion of the app can be developed independently, and the web part of the app can be developed as a web page that can reside on a server. The web part of Hybrid apps are developed using technologies like HTML 5, CSS3 and JS.

What is Ionic?

Ionic framework is a front-end framework for hybrid mobile apps development. Ionic is a complete open-source SDK that can be used for hybrid mobile app development. Ionic was built on top of Apache Cordova (previously Phone Gap, a mobile app development framework) and Angular JS (Google’s web application framework).

Ionic provides services and tools for hybrid mobile app development using web technologies like HTML 5, CSS and Sass. Such hybrid apps built using these web technologies can be distributed through native app stores using Cordova.

Ionic was created by Drifty Co. in 2013.  It offers all the functionalities that are found with the SDKs for native mobile app development. Thus enabling users to build their apps, which can be customized for Android/iOS and can be deployed using Cordova. Ionic provides various custom components and methodologies for interaction using Angular JS.

The ionic is dedicated towards building products as per modern Web Standards for modern mobile devices. For Android, Ionic platform supports Android 4.1 and above. For iOS, ionic supports iOS 7 and above versions. Ionic framework also supports apps for Blackberry 10.

So lets build apps for all big platforms using ionic SDK. Ionic provides everything for app development, from front-end to back-end.

For more information on development using Ionic Framework, visit: http://ionicframework.com/  or http://ionic.io/

Hybrid mobile applications development is one of the key competencies of Krify. Our enthusiastic team of developers have hands on experience in cross-platform application development. Drop an enquiry to us or email us at info@krify.com

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