Mobile apps have completely transformed our lives. Analyst firm, Gartner, projects that the number of mobile app downloads worldwide is expected to reach close to 268 billion times next year. And yet, this is only the beginning of the mobile app revolution.
Here are five mobile app trends you need to know about in 2017…
Internet of Things (IoT) Apps
IoT apps are coming. Users want access to information 24/7, without compromising the user experience. With IoT solutions now gaining huge momentum, mobile apps are going to play a major role in the overall success of these solutions.
Mobile devices will be utilised in 2017 to make this technology more adaptable to the general public. Expect to see IoT apps take centre stage in the next 12 months.
User Experience (UX) Is More Important Than Ever
User experience (UX) has always been key to the success of a mobile app. In 2017, developers will have to revise their current UI/UX design standards by creating mixed-ability use scenarios and introducing new control functions.
The Rise of Virtual Reality (VR) Apps
VR apps are now being deployed both in the consumer space and in all areas of business and enterprises. Games are just one small segment of VR apps, there’s a bigger opportunity for organisations within the next 12 months.
Healthcare is one of the biggest adopters of virtual reality and 2017 will certainly see an array of industry sectors adopt this emerging technology.
Evolution of Enterprise Apps
The BYOD trend is changing the way in which companies have worked for decades. The demand for enterprise apps is at an all-time high and employees expect this tech to already be in place.
Enterprise apps need to be seamlessly integrated into the existing enterprise software ecosystem. Developing and deploying an innovative enterprise app will boost productivity and increase efficiency across your organisation.
Connecting With Wearables
Whether it’s a smartwatch or any other wearable device, mobile apps will begin enhancing the UX in a more innovative way. Whilst wearables are still to be adopted by the masses, connecting these devices with mobile apps will ensure this new tech’s popularity will increase in 2017.