Mobile App Development Trends in 2016

Mobile apps are here to stay. Today, you will find apps in almost every mobile device out there. To keep your mind up to date with the latest trends, we have written this short article. These mobile app development trends will amaze you, and you'll have more information to build the high quality app you have been dreaming about. So read on to find out more about this amazing, revolutionary world of mobile apps. 

An Increasing Trend 

Mobile apps have become an integral part of our daily lives. In fact, mobile app purchases have increased a lot year over year. Most of the traffic that the biggest US retailers get comes from mobile apps, according to a comScore report. Mobile devices account for more than 20% of all the sales made in the ecommerce landscape. In fact, mobile apps are the fastest growing trend in the mobile world. Mobile users in the USA spend more than 2 hours using apps, according to a Flury Analytics report. 

Swift Programming 

Mobile developers have been using Swift recently. Yahoo, Vine and LinkedIn are heavy users of Swift. Objective C and C++ are some of the most popular programming languages for mobile apps out there too. However, Swift has become increasing popular among mobile programming languages and the team behind this software is working hard. The team has also released Perfect, a desktop-based version of Swift. The growth of the enterprise mobile app landscape is undeniable, as apps make it very easy for large teams to get together. 

Cross-platform Tools 

The development of mobile apps using cross-platform tools will increase. The rise of the famous cloud computing is a proof of this powerful trend. Enterprises have to use a wide range of platforms to keeps their apps working properly. This trend is also supported by the huge amount of mobile devices featuring high level functionalities and perks. Sencha and Corona are some cross-platform tools mobile developers use to do this job properly. Since cross-platform mobile apps will cut down maintenance costs, app developers are happy. 

Hybrid HTML 5 

Hybrid HTML 5 will gain momentum over time. The opinion among many mobile app developers that native development is more effective than hybrid HTML 5 is completely wrong. This is especially true for any enterprise app out there. The usage of hybrid HTML 5 will increase due to two factors: time-to-market and favorable economics. In addition, hybrid HTML 5 allows for an improved user experience. Since most enterprise departments will need mobile apps in 2016, there will be tons of pent-up demand. 

We have talked about some of the most important trends in the mobile app world out there. With more and more app developers using Swift and cross-platform tools, mobile app development has become increasing powerful as well as popular. Hybrid HTML 5 is also very popular and useful, and this tool will give you favorable economics as well as improved user experience. Remember to use cross-platform tools if you want to cut costs as much as possible. So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of this information right away and act.