Today, Google Play is the biggest app store, with a big number of apps. It is more than 3.6 million apps are available for downloads. It means Android ecosystem is expanding rapidly. Now, businesses lure to rob of emerging opportunities that usually come with a vast audience. They see bright prospects in the Android app development by following the latest trends. Let’s learn what top Android technology trends are.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Android App Development
According to Statista global value of artificial intelligence is increasing fast and touching new highs.
AI and associated technologies like machine learning, natural language processing, and so on are entering rapidly into mainstream digital landscape and mobiles are a prime target for applications.
Considering AI trends, Google has partnered with Deep Mind Lab and introduced Adaptive Battery & Brightness feature in its latest Android OS version. With AI and ML, Google also had improved efficiency of UI right from Android OS.
App Slices feature is empowered with AI and enable users to use app features without opening it. Similarly, Google had enabled Android OS to suggest a smart reply to incoming notifications.
Recently, the following four AI technology implementations are trendy among Android app development community.
Android developers want to take advantages of
- Face detection AI capability
- Image labeling capacity
- Text & voice recognition AI engines
- Landmark detection ability
Google is promoting these tool kits to foster new AI trends in various AI-powered Android app development. A chatbot is getting popularity, thanks to AI technology integration. Android developers are also looking Deep Learning, Capsule Network, and Auto ML/Automated Machine Learning trends for next phase of AI capabilities in Android application development projects.
Augmented Reality (AR) Android App Development
AR could be a fun technology for next-generation Android app development. As AR overlays digital content on the top of real things looking through Android device’s camera, it certainly can help in serious things like shopping, getting directions, real-time information, and many more things beyond our imagination.
Recently, the following apps are AR-powered and provide enough inspirations to Android developers to be creative for their AR-powered Android app development.
- ViewRanger is an app for hikers to get next great trail for an adventure.
- Google Lens enables identification of objects in an image and provides relevant details of it.
- Google Translate is an app for travelers to learn or understand local spoken languages, as it accepts voice inputs and can give you voice/text outputs.
- AR compass to get direction in real-time.
Apart from these, there are several shopping apps to provide various services to increase conversion and ease the life of shoppers to test the products even without touching those.
Virtual Reality (VR) Android App Development
VR has captured a huge market share in recent years. Various VR specific devices are experiencing challenges from VR capable smart mobile devices, phones, and tablets. However, creating great UX in VR Android app development is a challenging task for Android app developers.
To help developers, Android OS platform has offered two kinds of built-in supports through Google VR SDK. Google Cardboard & Daydream hardware & software sets in the next generation Android devices and Android OS versions.
YouTube also provides VR add-ons for Android to introduce VR playback in your app. Full dive VR has a VR store for VR-capable Android apps. VR game market is big, and Android VR app developers can exploit it a lot.
Internet of Things (IoT) Android App Development
Initially, Google has released Brillo to address emerging IoT requirements in Android app development. Today, it is known as Android Things. It lets Android developers build apps for smart and connected devices.
Google provides a new level of APIs for Android Things with low level I/O and libraries for common components of IoT such as sensors for temperature, display controllers, and so on.
Android Things Console facilitates access to IoT devices by using tools and configuration of IoT products. Moreover, IoT applications development takes place in Python and Java-like programming languages along with embedded technologies.
Here, Android supports Java that makes integration in Android app development easy. Data transfer from sensor to network mostly takes place in MQTT and XMPP implementations, and Android supports both fully. With Google Cloud IoT Core, developers can integrate cloud services fully with Android IoT apps.
In sum, the Android platform supports IoT app development with full capacities.
Cloud-Based Android App Development
Cloud storage services can play great roles in the performance, security, and speed of Android applications. Google Cloud offerings are exceeding in due course. It gives Android apps uncompromised data security and safety.
With cloud storage integration, data is storing on cloud leaving devices/clients safe and lighter to perform faster. Data streams conveniently and cut data hosting and other overheads for backups like functionality.
Wearable Android App Development
Wear OS is for smartwatches, and the Android platform supports it. Wear OS apps are running directly on smart Android watches with wear OS. Android SDK offers wearable APIs to integrate for wearable services and running wearable supported applications on Android wearable devices.
However, the majority of wearable applications are using mobile apps for display interface or a face to operate and control functionality the wearable devices. Thus, dependent & independent wearable apps found a lot in numbers and categories in the Android ecosystem.
In 2019, Android market experts predict that Android app developers will absorb the upcoming trends and technological innovations to deliver custom Android app solutions for domain-specific requirements.
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Android app developers at M-Connect Solutions are constantly learning emerging trends in the Android market. We are experimenting with new things in MVP delivery before creating full-scale applications for your business. Thus, we can make your products safe and responding to real-life requirements.
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