Trends in Mobile App Development to Watch Out for in 2018 and Beyond

Trends in Mobile App Development to Watch Out for in 2018 and Beyond


A recent Statista survey revealed that the average American spends at least 3 hours of their waking hours on their mobile phones. Aside from that, there are even jobs that mandate their employees to use smartphones for their business operations.

Mobile app development, despite the already billions of apps that exist today, is still alive and well. In fact, developers follow new trends in the hopes that people will love their mobile applications even more.

So today, I am going to talk about some trends in mobile app development that you need to keep an eye for in 2018 and beyond!



Isn’t it frustrating that your internet connection just gets lost? You want to stream your favorite TV show on Netflix but you are not able to do so because your modem lost contact with the server to provide you with internet connectivity.

So, you picked up your phone and called the hotline, but there was one on the other line. You used your phone’s mobile data to access their support hotline, but there is no one there as well.

This problem has actually been pervasive for quite a while now and service providers know that time is of the essence. No one wants to hear some angry customer complaints, right?

That is where chatbots come in. Chatbots are just some of the many implementations of artificial intelligence in the mobile app development industry.

This allows service providers and business owners the chance to cater to the needs and complaints of their customers no matter what time of the day it is.

As the name implies, you will be chatting with an automated chat service. But, do not be fooled- they are quite intelligent in what they do and that is to provide you with the services that you need.

More and more applications would have a chatbot implementation and I am actually very excited for that to happen soon.


If you ask your mother what her favorite food is, she would say something that is not your favorite. For instance, if she likes pasta, you might like Pizza. Where am I going with this? Well, it just goes to show you that different strokes for different folks which is why personalization is going to be mandatory in future apps.

Not one person has the same tastes as everyone. Two people might like rock music, but they might have different tastes when it comes down to actual bands.

To provide a more personalized service, business owners can use machine learning technology to bring the best possible suggestions to their customers. Whether you’re manning a retail service or you own a streaming platform, machine learning can improve the lives of both you (the owner) and your customers.



As more activity gets conducted online and through the use of mobile applications, app security has now become a need and not just an option.

In fact, 75% of the pre-existing apps still do not follow strict security protocols. That will change sometime soon.