Mobile app development continues to go through a lot of changes each year. The emergence of new technologies provokes the necessity for new developments, hence giving birth to a variety of trends.

This is true for all fields of the industry, including Android app development. As one of the leading mobile app development companies in Singapore, Swag Soft attempts not only to recognize but also to stay on top of new trends.

This is important because it allows the customers to be confident in the fact that their product will not only be properly created but also hand in hand with what’s current and what’s trending.

With this said, we’ve taken the liberty to provide a few of the hot Android app development trends in 2019.

#1: Increasing Usage of the Cloud

To be exact, this is not a new trend among Android app developers per se, but it’s one that’s definitely growing in popularity. Cloud-based apps provide Android users with increased access to levels of storage that is otherwise rather impossible

As a result, Android app development needs to adjust. Applications which don’t require a complete download and only take up a partial amount of space on the user’s device are going to become a lot more viable.

#2: Apps that Go Beyond the Screen

This trend is mainly predicated on the growing popularity of both Augmented Reality (AR) development and Virtual Reality (VR) development. These applications go well past what we are typically used to expect.

As such, we believe that the Android app development field, especially in the years to come, will be largely shaped by both AR and VR. And we’re already seeing this taking place, especially in the e-commerce development space where more and more businesses are taking advantage.

#3: Payment Apps

Physical fiat currency is becoming obsolete, especially in well-developed countries. People are becoming more and more dependant on digital payment processors instead of using cash. While cards will likely be the norm for the foreseeable future, we can also see payment apps emerging in popularity.

This is further emphasized by the growing popularity of digital currencies based on distributed ledger technology, also known as the blockchain.

We’ve already seen Samsung, one of the world’s leading smartphone producers, integrate support for digital currencies in its newest flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S10.

#4: In-App Search Capability in Demand

We’ve already seen this becoming popular in the field of Android app development as people tend to rely more and more on their proper usage. Hence, they need to be well optimized and to provide all the necessary information quickly and easily.

Some of the mogul social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, for instance, are brilliant examples of how in-app search capability can impact the user experience.

Now that so many users are making a definitive switch to using their smartphones and mobile apps, in-app search capability is becoming a very important factor that’s defining the overall user experience.

#5: Artificial Intelligence on the Rise

Artificial Intelligence is no longer just a buzzword. There’s a whole lot going in the field and it’s already starting to shape up different fields of mobile app development, including Android app development as well.

One of the most common use cases for artificial intelligence in Android app development is the integration of chatbots. If perfected and advanced, they can essentially eliminate the necessity of spending serious resources on customer support, as well as other important components.

Conclusion

These are some of the trends that we believe will be important for the field of Android app development going forward in 2019. Of course, there are other considerations which are to be accounted for, but staying on top of these is definitely paramount. If you have any questions regarding Android app development of mobile app development in general, don’t hesitate to get in touch! That’s what we’re here for!