2020 was a year of transformation, and this year will be no different. The world is headed rapidly towards digitisation. And mobile apps are becoming a necessary and unavoidable part of everyday life. We’ve seen large companies invest in their own enterprise apps and small businesses starting to realise that they need to integrate apps into their own processes. With the new year among us, here are some of the biggest mobile app trends of 2021.
Biggest Mobile App Trends of 2021
Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT will continue to rise this year. With people spending more time at home, wearables and smart devices are expected to become more popular than ever before. We can expect to see some new, interesting concepts coming out that enable users to tailor their living space through an app.
With the growing demand of IoT in app development, devices, networks and operating systems will need to grow and accordingly, data will need to be kept secure. While solving cybersecurity issues isn’t necessarily easily, app developers need to able ensure the security of their users’ data by implementing additional security measures. The sooner you can respond to security threats, the easier it is to fix breaches and reduce damage.
VR and AR
Virtual reality and augmented reality aren’t just for games – soon, apps will rely on this technology for different purposes. An example is an app that allows users to experience live events from any location. There are also many apps out there that use VR in their instruction how-to guides. The demand for VR and AR is growing in the retail, healthcare, travel, entertainment and education industries.
Thanks to the impact of COVID-19, the need for virtual workspaces is bigger than ever. Organisations want to monitor team progress, balance workload, manage projects and measure productivity in a data-driven nature that isn’t possible through traditional systems. While this technology isn’t unheard of, we can expect to see a rise in companies implementing these systems into their business processes due to the reality of remote work.
Financial Technology (Fintech)
The impact of the global pandemic has changed the way we purchase products and services. Cashless transactions are quickly becoming the norm. And that is why more companies and consumers will start embracing fintech in the coming years. We can expect to see improved UX, better security and more dependability. As well as fintech apps becoming more accessible to older consumers.
If you look at the overall trend for mobile app development, you’ll notice that we’re headed towards more real-life integration. From home, security, workspace and finance, we’re all heading towards a digital environment. Mobile apps are becoming a bigger part of our daily lives than ever before. There certainly will be greater opportunities in mobile app development that will help consumers enhance their quality of life.