Computer science industry develops at an incredible speed. The number of users worldwide increases yearly, and demand for mobile applications grows. Moreover, many people tend to be more comfortable working on their smartphones than computers. Therefore, it’s transparent that mobile apps will be developed further next year in 2024. So what kinds of mobile apps are waiting for us in 2024? Let’s find out!
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are two things that will be more than in demand in 2024. AI is expected to improve iOS and Android app development regarding facial recognition, photo animation, online payment fraud detection, biometrics, processing of users’ voice requests, emotion recognition, navigation improvements, security for authentication and authorization, etc. AI & ML will also be used more heavily to collect user data to gain a better understanding of consumer buying behavior.
AR & VR Mobile Apps
In 2023, it became clear that augmented and virtual reality would not be limited to games. Nowadays, these technologies are used in various social networks (for example, Snapchat, Instagram), interior design, etc. Further, we will see a more active development of such verticals as Travel, Education, Medicine, Entertainment, and Retail. AR & VR will also be widely developed in the Ecommerce industry because they are great for displaying goods when users can virtually try on clothes or look at the product from different sides before buying, rather than going to an offline store. In addition, it is expected that in 2024 developers will focus on improving AR & VR applications since they are still far from ideal.
Internet of Things
In 2023, there was a trend toward developing the Internet of Things (IoT), and creating ecosystems and smart homes. This market is expected to gain more success in upcoming years. In the near future, developers will focus on improving the collection and exchange of data between things entering the network so that they interact with each other without the intervention of the consumer, who will only need to press one button in the application.
Predictive analytics is able to make predictions using artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, and so on. Analytical tools built into applications or allowing them to get data about people’s behavior in social networks and other services make it possible to personalize users and understand what they like. With the help of predictive analytics based on previous actions and customer experience, people will be able to receive specific suggestions.
Voice Assistants in Mobile Apps
Virtual assistants and voice search have already changed the world. 4/5 of users use commands, ask questions, search for information using their voice, and more than 90% want this feature to appear in all applications. Thus, the time has come for the mass integration of such tools into mobile apps. Some E-com applications have already started replacing regular texts with voice help. So far, they cannot perfectly fulfill user requests, so in 2024, developers will have to try to make them more ideal.
Statistics show that users need even more applications that allow them to make video content and distribute it, communicate with friends and followers, make streams, take part in video conferences for work purposes (especially after a proliferation of remote work). Therefore, companies that develop camera-focused apps and are able to offer more stable connectivity and interesting formats may see a significant increase in revenue next year.
Perhaps in the near future, users will not need to touch the screen of their smartphone to do many of the usual actions. These days, we can already answer or hang up calls, turn off the alarm, and switch the phone to silent mode without using the screen. In this regard, touchless solutions are expected to be a stable trend in application development in the coming years.
Steady design does not contribute to the growth of user engagement since the vast majority of your competitors use it. So, motion design will help capture users’ attention, enhance the app’s beauty, and make the UX more interesting. Motion design features in applications improve the interaction between the users and the app, provide engagement, and increase conversions.
Taxi apps, food delivery, or those that advise advertisements and products based on a customer’s location will become increasingly popular. In addition, location-based apps will become much more common in other verticals in the future. Also, in 2024, developers will try to improve API and Google location-based technology.
P2P, meaning peer-to-peer or person-to-person, payments allow one person to transfer money instantly to another via a digital platform, normally an app, where the money is deposited from a bank account, a credit or debit card or with a cash top-up. The service is available for digital wallets, applications that differ from more traditional payment methods due to their low costs, whereas standard versions are often free, and they are easy to learn and use. P2P payments have become a useful tool for ecommerce apps development, so definitely it’ll be concentrated to develop more in the upcoming years.
Nowadays, people use their smartphones to access personal data, finances, and other sensitive and confidential information. However, apps are still not sufficiently protected from hackers and scammers. Therefore, in the future, developers will pay more attention to ensuring applications’ security and protecting users from various threats.