Mobile applications have been in the world ever since the first mobile device came into existence. As devices became more ‘smarter’ with every passing day, mobile apps too became increasingly important for companies to reach out to the increasing user base over the years. Fast forward to 2020 and mobile applications have completely changed the way the entire world eats, shops, interacts, travels, gets treated, and this list goes on and on. With the pace of technological innovations, every mobile app development company has become increasingly advanced, offering unique and different features and functionality in their developed apps as much as possible. As far as this particular year goes, the COVID-19 pandemic is still making most of the headlines. Like everything though, life cannot stop, and innovations keep coming. With this year almost gone, it’s high time to gear up for 2021. As far as mobile app development goes, here are some trends that we think will govern the next year in areas like Artificial Intelligence(AI), IoT(Internet of Things), Augmented Reality(AR) and more- Augmented Reality Will Become Much More Than A Gaming Experience The term AR got introduced to the world with a couple of games that made use of the technology for a highly immersive user experience. Then came the wave of these AR based games being produced from companies, which is still pretty prominent. While on an initial stage as of now, Augmented Reality will strongly move beyond just games where different apps will find their use for varying purposes. The biggest one will be how live events could be enjoyed at the comfort of homes while they happen in real-time. Moreover, learning apps will also make use of AR to become more interactive with their tutorials and skill-building features as well. 5G (No more words needed) The expected speed of 5G technology in full flow will make a speed of 100gbps perfectly attainable. With such speeds, data transmission is going to witness a revolution of sorts, with more than 1 billion devices to become 5G capable within the next five years. The increased speed will make it possible to make use of intensive technologies like virtual reality, 4K video recording, streaming and Augmented Reality as well. 5G will also be used to create designs and business enhancement features for industries. Rising dominance of the beacon technology Beacons are small transmitters that facilitate easy searching based on locations with the help of Bluetooth signals to other devices. As far as customers go, this technology gives a more personalized experience to all the potential customers. This beacon technology can become more robust in 2021 with better mapping, and an efficient product display as well. To add to it, beacons make it pretty easy to identify target audiences and lend them personalized discounts and deals in the meantime. Edge computing to do Cloud computing one better As far as cross platform mobile app development goes, edge computing will be a trend that won’t be exactly visible to every user, but looking at the way the Internet of Things(IoT) changes daily lives of the people, impeccable data processing will surely be the need of the hour. With edge computing, the entire data can be easily transmitted to a local device, say a smartphone, translating into jobs that can be completed much faster and also with an added efficiency. If we talk from a comprehensive perspective, mobile apps are actually getting more and more entwined in our lives than ever thought possible. The few trends mentioned above are the ones which,according to us, will have the most impact in the area of mobile app development services in the year 2021. If you are getting your mobile app designed soon, it is best advised to reach out to Consagous Technologies so that these trends and their objectives can get incorporated into your app well in advance!