2020 is finally over. We’ve all been keenly waiting for the new year, and this time we have a lot of expectations from the very beginning. Most of us are anticipating maximum growth to cover the gap of 2020. Well, the damage was done by 2020; some will initially cope with it. But, if we see, not all industries were affected by the numerous causes of the badly gone previous year. Contrarily, IT companies were, as usual, developing and building new technological trends. For Example, let’s check out the new trends they were preparing for mobile apps development. This year we have expected a drastic change in the application development because of the changing patterns of usage from the users.
1.) Subscription-Based Services:
Subscription Based services are not a new thing. We have been using it for years through Netflix, Spotify, Workspace, and many other sites. From our experience, we can precisely be sure why these are prospering. What’s new is, now more and more companies will jump on this trend and provide access to their product via a subscription-based medium, probably even in the sectors where we least expect it to prevail.
2.) 5G Technology:
5G has been the talk of the town for a while now, but I think its arrival is just around the corner now. The reason behind all the hype for 5G is that it’s fast. And fast is more like the Fastest ever. The 4G has served us with a maximum of 100 Mbps transfer speed, 5G should boost that ten times. Even though the speculations say apparently it can go much faster. 5G can supposedly work on an average of 1 Gbps of data transfer and an observed latency of 1 millisecond or less, which is just 300 times quicker than what our eyes are proficient at registering. Isn’t it Jaw-droppingly amazing?
2020 was certainly not a good year for the retailing business, but anyhow it was prosperous for e-commerce, and the e-commerce business was skyrocketing. The pandemic has swayed our shopping habits forever as most of us are now comfortable with online shopping. As a result, some businesses that relied on offline retail patterns were suddenly forced to either adapt the e-commerce or close down. Now, m-commerce (mobile e-commerce) is dominant and shouldn’t be neglected when we articulate e-commerce.
According to Statista, in the year 2021, m-commerce could accumulate as much as $3.5 trillion, which would make up only 72.9% of global e-commerce sales. It is now unavoidable and significant. If your retailing strategies are not mobile-friendly, in a few years your e-commerce, it is a possibility that your business can face a great downfall, just as offline retail did, and your revenue will unquestionably drop badly.
Many people believe blockchain is Bitcoin, which, as we know, is far from being the fact. The awareness about the distributed ledger technology is spreading, though, so that’s a good indication. And even though it is trending right now, the researches show that it’s far from being at its peak.
Today technology is being executed across every possible industry: from healthcare to logistics, to travel, to government, to banking — throughout where data immutability can bring vast benefits through reduced costs, enhanced transparency, more effective and secure transactions as well as improved public trust in succession with fraud prevention notably in the GovTech sector.
In 2021 will definitely witness an increase in blockchain-powered applications. As not only startups but also the enterprise world complete their ongoing pilots or more advanced projects.
When we talk about wearable, we immediately think of smartwatches. The pandemic also changed how we address our health tracking. The certain change in approach expanded sales of the wearables. ReportLinker says the wearables market is anticipated to grow from $13.2 billion in 2019 to $16.12 billion in 2020 at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.37%. This also implies that the demand for advanced apps is going to grow as well.
6.) Augmented reality
In the beginning, When augmented reality was just introduced to the world, everyone found it pointless but cool. By 2021 the technology matured and is steadily showing more and more potential for executing it into day-to-day operations for many businesses. The pandemic affected our ways of communicating as we, where AR is adding life to it.
We already know to add a background image. AR has made it convenient to hide the mess in the background for work from home meetings.
The above-mentioned should be one of the main app development trends for 2021. Not just these obviously, as the technology world is quickly readjusting to the changes brought by the COVID era. Coming up with an abundance of new solutions intended to expand our user experience and reduce the possible limitations that the global quarantine has revealed to us. At least one good thing happened in 2020. And hopefully, the pandemic will be over soon, but the technology is persisting to stay and make our lives more efficient.