3 Emerging Mobile App Development Trends We Can See in the Near Future
Mobile app development has come a long way. What used to be a long and tedious process has now been more simplified and streamlined than ever before.
Every year, there are vast improvements in the industry, which is why it is quite feasible to become a mobile app developer today.
In this article, I will talk about some of the emerging trends that we can see in the near future.
Progressive Web Apps
There are native applications and there are also web applications nowadays, right? The main difference between the two is that the former needs to be installed in one operating system environment while the other one can be accessed using a mobile web browser.
However, although native applications are much better when it comes to performance and features, web apps are extremely easy to develop.
Wouldn’t it be great to develop a web app that has the features and the performance that is inherent in a native app?
Well, that would be true in the near future thanks to the advent of progressive web apps. There are now more development frameworks that allow developers to create PWAs with relative ease. Also, the demand for such apps is ever-increasing, making this an appealing option for app developers.
The only obstacle that stands in the way is that PWAs are not supported in iOS. Still, Android is taking the lion’s share of the pie anyway.
The Emergence of ‘Instant Apps’
Are you familiar with the so-called portable apps in desktop computers? The software allows you to use the program without the program actually being installed on your computer.
The same thing goes with Instant apps. The said applications need no longer be installed on a user’s phone and can be used almost immediately.
This has become an appealing option for many businesses as it removes the hassle of installation to their customers’ phones.
The only intricate part of instant apps is that they must create a native app first and foremost and then pick apart the best pieces and stitch it together (this process is known as modularization).
Because this is a relatively new technique, not a lot of app developers know about this yet, but expect them to know very soon as this feature is becoming mainstream.
App Modularity Will Become the Norm
App Modularity is going to be the norm in the next few years. In fact, Apple’s own app development framework encourages modularization due to the fact that you can create instant apps and it allows app development time to be significantly faster than ever before.
Since Google is also working on its own app development platform, expect to have vast improvements in anything that relates to app development in the near future.
Hopefully, the pitfalls and the challenges that are faced in modularization and PWAs are removed and I hope that it will get supported no matter what operating system environment it is.