Everything hints that this year will mark the future of digitization. Some of the trends in application development that will make 2021 a leap in the evolution of mobile devices have emerged. Without a doubt, the pandemic has made companies lose their fear of technology.
Although it is still early to talk about it, the arrival of 5G technology represents a true revolution in what can be done from smartphones. This technology will have a great impact on application development.
Everything indicates that during the next year the number of apps that will connect to 5G will multiply by 5. This translates into a very high increase in the speed of connections – not only from smartphones but from tablets and other mobile devices.
Without a doubt, the arrival of 5G technology will revolutionize the way we connect to applications. Speed and above all efficiency will be the essential characteristics of this new way of connecting.
Another important factor expected with the arrival of 5G is a decrease of up to ten times in latency while improving the overall network performance and traffic capacity. In other words, we are talking about a technology that will be up to 100 times faster and more powerful compared to 4G.
In this way, 5G technology in mobile phones will increase the functionality of mobile applications. Therefore, developers will be able to integrate more features without having a significant effect on the quality and performance of the application.
Another trend that we have already seen in recent months is the increase in the development of applications that use the cloud as a place to store content.
Today no one doubts the success of the cloud for storing and transferring data of all kinds: photos, documents, and even backup copies are some of the files that everyone already saves in the cloud. Nowadays it is rare to find a user that stores on CD or other external devices such as USB.
The same happens in the field of smartphone application development. More and more applications focused on cloud storage are in demand. As we have already seen, native applications are stored on the user's smartphone and therefore use their memory, this does not happen with web apps that are being able to be used from the browser.
Thus, developers are working on creating applications that do not take up so much space on users phones memory and for this, they work on the use of the cloud as storage space for the app, which means the development of a native application based on the cloud that allows access simply from anywhere and at any time.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning
Artificial intelligence allows applications to automatically learn about the behavior of each user. One of the trends that will stand out the most during the next 2021 is based on this tendency.
The application development teams are actively working on the design of apps with the ability to track, observe and analyze user behavior patterns to offer an accurate result.
This technology is what is known as machine learning. The app learns about your behavior and will make your life easier.
Companies will be able to automate different complex tasks that will allow them to increase their productivity. Developers increasingly incorporate software capable of connecting and transmitting that knowledge.
Internet of things
The previous point gives rise to another growing trend that has to do with the IoT or the Internet of things. In recent years, the proliferation of devices connected to the Internet has grown by 200%.
The integration of devices such as Alexa, Google, or even Apple connected through mobile applications makes 2021 a year in which the Internet of Things takes hold.
Smartphone users can simply control the many electronic devices that are available at home. In 2021, the Internet of Things will become the preferred choice for mobile app developers.
estimates predict that during 2021 AMP programming will be one of the trends and with no doubt, this will affect the development of mobile applications.
The very structure of AMP programming makes web pages load faster and convey a better user experience.
Undoubtedly the arrival of new technology such as 5G added to the new normal in which digitization and immersion in technology are imposed will set the new trends for 2021.
Smarter technology, the democratization of automation, the development of intelligent applications, the storage not only of information but also of technology in the cloud will be some of the novelties that we will see in a few months.
We hope that you liked some of the trends that we will see as prevalent in this year. Stay tuned 😊