App Development Trends 2018

Posted 11 months ago by Alexander K Trends

App Development Trends 2018, has a nice ring to it.

It’s been a little over a decade since the first iPhone took the world by storm. Over the years we have seen waves of trends pass and this year is no different. In fact, things are more exciting than ever as emerging technologies challenge the boundaries of our lives.

Yes, the world is changing. Let’s take a look at some hot app development trends this year.

Augmented Reality

2017 saw the arrival of two major platforms for AR Development, Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore. That’s a huge trend co-sign and the potential is vast. AR provides a new and exciting avenue for creative apps that I’m sure marketers would love to take advantage of.

Lazy Loading / AMP

AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is the love-project between Google and Twitter to create mobile responsive webpages that load faster. The catch with AMP is that Google rewards AMP sites with better SEO rankings as an incentive.

A similar alternative to AMP is lazy loading, which allows a webpage to be displayed simultaneously while it is loading.


With Amazon and Google pouring billions of dollars into IoT, there’s no question that this will be a trend well into the next 10 years. Technology is finally pushing its way into more immersive concepts such as the smart home. This means that we will see more mobile apps that will manage these new devices.

Artificial Intelligence

Dubai recently granted citizenship to its first AI robot. While that was surely a novelty, Artificial Intelligence has many exciting features in mobile apps. Prepare to see stronger recommendation engines, personalized experiences, and behavioral targeting. Chatbots are also on the come up, as we have observed with the release of the Facebook Messenger Bot.

Mobile Cloud Computing

As cloud technology continues to evolve, mobile apps are able to process heavier tasks and hold more data. Of course, we can also expect companies to be able to analyze us even deeper with their ever-increasing cloud capabilities.


Blockchain is all the rage these days with all of its wondrous potential and future problems. But the idea of a storage eating endless ledger doesn’t scare innovators away from the vast opportunities. This hot technology has given rise to payment apps like BitPay, Gliph, and Fold.

Mobile Payments

On the other side of Blockchain, there exists eCommerce. New scan and pay systems by Square and Samsung Pay have been changing the way customers are buying products.


As the cyber war rages on, no device is safe these days. This has brought mobile security to the forefront of the conversion recently. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies put companies at risk which has made Mobile Device Management (MDM) an important solution to consider. Developers are now emphasizing security in their code while beefing up their authorization and encryption standards.

Alexander K

Alexander K

I like writing in warm tropical places where I can look out onto the water and think about the next big move. My dream is to make Trio the best platform possible for management software development. Follow me on Twitter
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