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Updated by Hemendra Singh on May 27, 2018
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Top 7 Android App Development Trends to look out for in 2018

There are over 2 billion Android devices in the world! That is a huge number. You can imagine a number of Android apps from this stat. Well, that is 3.5 million.
As we can see a large number of apps developed in the Android, it has 85.1% of market share. (Source: Statista).
Since the demand for Android apps is increasing every year, android app developers need to get updated with trends. Though Android is not that strict and time-consuming as compared to iOS. It takes hardly 6 to 8 hours for review and publishes the android app.
It is important for every mobile application development company to develop custom apps according to the requirements of the client company. Let’s discuss the trends in android app development.

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Android Instant Apps

Android Instant Apps

As the name suggests, Android instant app enables users to instantly run the apps and there is no need to wait for a complete installation! The main motto behind launching android instant apps is; many apps acquire more space and their usage is comparatively less. Such apps cannot be deleted since they are required periodically and neither can do anything about the space consumed. Hence the idea of instant apps was evolved. These apps have the source code, APIs, and functionality similar to a current Android app.

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Wearable Devices

Wearable Devices

According to Forbes’ report, wearable device market will be of $12 billion worth by the end of 2018. User experience will be upgraded in a more creative way in upcoming years. The examples of wearable devices are Google watch, Google Glass, Wearable headsets and Wellness gadgets. The aspects used for working of these apps are human sensations, artificial intelligence and voice recognitions. These awesome android devices will surely leave people stunned!

3

Security as Priority

Security as Priority

Cashless transaction rate has been increased by 50% after demonetization; said by Diana Layfield, vice president, product management, Google. According to a report, 75 million cell phone-users concede that while they fear cyber attacks. Hence, it has become obligatory to focus on the security of apps. Since the amount of online transaction has increased, Google is focusing more on security aspect and has come up with granular application authorizations model which ensures strict and tight security. Android app developers need to keep in mind the security factor to avoid permanent damage to the service and app because of hacking of system and being the reason of user’s loss!

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IoT

IoT

As per a report generated by a reputed research company, Gartner, by 2020, there will be 21 billion connected devices. The interconnectivity feature is making the Internet of Things extremely popular. Android app development services are considering the factor of IoT while developing apps since IoT is the future.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai said that Google will go an important shift from mobile-first world to AI-first world. According to Gartner, 200 big companies are estimated to launch intelligent mobile apps. It means that artificial intelligence is shifting from killer robots to intelligent robots. Forbes conducted a survey with large and well-known companies asked about their strategy of adapting artificial intelligence in 2018. 70% of organisations replied that they are going to use AI in app development and other processes. Total number of estimated invested in artificial intelligence in the year 2018 is $30 billion.

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Cloud based App

According to Gartner, “By 2020, over 50% of medium to large enterprises will have deployed product chatbots”. Bots are in and they are changing the way apps are built. It is also estimated that interaction through chatbots to increase from 20% to 93% till the year 2020. A big brand like Starbucks is using chatbots to facilitate user while putting an order. Another big name, Disney, used chatbots to engage younger audiences through animated family crime caper, Zootopia.

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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

We all know how fast Pokemon Go captured the market. According to Statista, 2018 will have 977.9 million augmented reality app downloads. In 2018, both augmented reality and virtual reality will gain significant market share and will be the most talked about trends.

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Conclusion

These were the trends in Android app development. Every mobile app development company aims at higher revenue and good market share. For this purpose, android app developer focuses more on creativity and uniqueness. By keeping track of these trends, the android industry can make history and gain number of users. The best part for Android users is that they get to use the latest technology innovations in less and affordable prices. These trends are going to stay for a long time and many variations are going to happen in next few years. Every trend is interlinked and hence, it is essential to focus on all and not only few of them.