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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Top 5 Enterprise Technology Trends for Android App Development in 2018

Mobile app development is evolving as the app market for smartphones and tablets matures. While phones and tablets are still the primary platforms for apps, developers are starting to explore the possibilities for apps on wearables and devices connected to the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).
Smartphone dominates the mobile industry with its extravagant features and mobile apps. As per research, the number of smartphone users is forecast to grow from 1.5 billion in 2014 to around 2.5 billion in 2019, with smartphone penetration rates increasing as well. Just over 36 percent of the world’s population is projected to use a smartphone by 2018, up from about 10 percent in 2011.

If we talk about which type smart phones are most in demand, then report says, Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS are the two most popular smartphone operating systems in the industry.

1. Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD):

Over the last few years, mobile has consistently dominated the global workspace, making it arduous to find skilled and experienced mobile developers who can quickly build and deliver innovative products. To address this issue, several enterprises have set their eyes on the emerging RMAD mobile technology. RMAD uses code-free programming tools to accelerate the mobile app development processes and provide enterprise users the ability to quickly build and manage robust internal apps to address specific issues. According to a VDC Research report, investment in RMAD mobile technology is expected to exceed 26 percent this year. This ensures that enterprises will take advantage of RMAD to build applications seamlessly and rapidly.

2. More of Hybrid: 

The exponential increase in the use of varied mobile devices has fueled demand for apps that can seamlessly operate across different operating systems. This will encourage more businesses to build hybrid applications by leveraging PhoneGap or Xamarin mobile development. Hybrid applications enable a reduction in overhead costs and faster development for multiple mobile platforms. It also aids in reducing your efforts and costs relating to app update and maintenance as synchronized development for multiple OSes is carried out through a single platform.

3. Stringent Security: 

Enterprises will witness an increase in security breaches and other cybersecurity threats that could damage not only a company’s performance but also reputation. As per a recent study on mobile security, approximately 86 percent of mobile apps have experienced issues pertaining to authentication, access control, and confidentiality. In addition, some of the most egregious security attacks occurred because the sensitive files were stored on servers to which anyone could gain access to by availing credentials through various forms of hacking. However, in the coming year businesses will realize the existence of security threats and its grievous impact, resulting in the implementation of stringent security measures and a safe, user-friendly app for users.

4. Mobile Cloud Adoption: 

Cloud-based enterprise mobile applications will take a center-stage as more and more businesses will embrace cloud computing. It will help to address the data storage and management problems by enabling automatic data synchronization and real-time access across multiple platforms and devices. Thus, in a world that’s led by advanced technologies and helps businesses move beyond territories, adopting mobile cloud becomes essential.

 5 Citizen-Centric Development:

Citizen development, low-code development or self-service development – this trend goes by various names. The modern-age businesses are burdened with difficult-to-use enterprise systems that complicate processes and hinder growth. According to IDC, businesses lose 20 to 30 percent of revenue each year due to inefficiency. But the coming year will see businesses leverage adaptable, easy to build and use processes that will be operated by the businesses users themselves. The citizen-centric development will eliminate the dependence on IT while letting users resolve problems on the go.


While the number of downloads are booming and more people are paying more money to develop and buy apps, the user have started to experience fatigue with poorly built apps.
Mobile app development is maturing as more businesses see the benefits of both consumer and enterprise apps. Some are even exploring possibilities for IoT apps and apps for wearables, though those are still somewhat novel.

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