2016 has seen plenty of trends in mobile app development. We’ve also seen the ongoing battle between iOS and Android, and the citizen development initiative. Many of these mobile app developments have been pointing us toward trends that are going to start off and continue to evolve going into 2017. It’s important to keep abreast of the latest changes in so that you can keep on top of where things are headed and adjust your plans accordingly.
In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the trends that will continue on into 2017.
IoT-related apps will dominate.
Believe it or not, the end of this year will see 6.4 million connected gadgets worldwide. That’s almost one for every person on this planet.
The Internet of Things is shaping app development as we know it by requiring a dedicated app for almost every solution, using this to manage smart devices. Developing IoT solutions isn’t very different from what app developers have been doing for years, but most IoT solutions are already innovative by default and will require niche devices and services to integrate with.
It’s also interesting to note that IoT mobile apps don’t necessarily run only on smartphones. There’s recently been an EKG machine that detects electrical signals that a human body produces and then visualizes the sensor data all in real time.
This goal was achieved by developing an iOS app which uses OpenGL’s library and then wrapping it all in a native container. Read more