The rise of the internet has brought us to the stage where we are experiencing a boom in mobile applications. And as with any technology, the Internet, mobiles and mobile apps, none of them can survive without a continuous progression towards something new, extraordinary, that is, something that pushes you forward.
With the need to create more and more advanced custom apps has also increased the subsequent need to hire Android app developers who have an eye for what’s hot as well as what’s shiny.
While these developers are doing some amazing work, let’s take a look at what stands out to them as some of the most promising trends in Android app development today:
Wearable has changed our lives today. Just when we thought making wearable technology would be awesome, wearable technology took technology portability and thus Android app development to new heights. Whether it is healthcare brands or, more popularly, sports and fitness brands around us, multi-sensor wearables have become very common.
And then there are the apps that support such devices. These applications are designed in such a way that their algorithm works in conjunction with the portable device, giving you the result or information you were looking for, directly on the screen of your mobile phone. Therefore, Android application developers are almost always willing to work with such technology.
One of the most amazing uses of what was initially only available for iOS devices, Beacon Technology is now being created by just about every Android app development company out there. It is a recent trend that is gaining ground in an impressive way in the whole Android application development scheme.
One of the most recognized features of this technology is being able to easily track a location and its multifunctionality. Some of the best uses found for Beacon technology have been detecting any type of danger, in hotels instead of traditional hotel room keys, improving customer connections at airports by some airlines, detecting the temperature of a particular place and even by some of the biggest players in the retail industry.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
Such is the hype of AR and VR today, that people are looking to specially hire Android app developers, which in turn pushes mobile app technology to even greater heights. However, the exaggeration, we can never say, is in vain. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality have really been the cornerstone of the technology we use today.
With VR, you can create a whole new kind of reality for end users. It is state-of-the-art technology that allows a person to feel a situation as in real life, through the stimulation of their hearing and vision. It is being widely used in fields like movies (to make 3D movies), games, entertainment, flight simulators for pilots, etc. AR, on the other hand, stimulates the sense of hearing, touch, and smell in a person, which confuses them a bit about what is real and what is not.
Android app development, therefore, has found a use for AR in various fields such as gaming, video creation, and even in the medical field to help treat PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) or perform remote surgeries, etc.
We also have instant apps developed by the Android app developers at Google. Have you ever needed an app for a short amount of time until you do something specific, and then the app just keeps sitting there and eating up your phone’s memory for no reason?
With this instant app technology, you will be able to download only a part of the app you need, instead of the entire app, with just one click. It will be similar to how the entire website does not load; only does one web page, at a time.
We are becoming a cashless society. And when all the websites nowadays are happy to create their mobile app as well, how can Android app developers around us not think about in-app payments? E-commerce and apps go hand in hand nowadays and therefore online payments are an extremely important part of the Android app development process.
Plus, with Google’s new Android Pay, both sellers and buyers will benefit. Especially, the security feature of this app is considered better than most and thus it is seen as a great advantage as users save their personal details including credit/debit card details without any kind of apprehension.
android application development It has never been just about tried and tested methods or ideas; It’s always been about innovation, uniqueness, and regularly updating current apps. And like every year, this year has also seen Android technology advance to new and higher levels, easily satisfying the widest clientele across the globe.