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Some Popular Mobile App Development Trends For 2020

Arpatech Feb 18, 2020

The mobile app industry has changed the way business used to be conducted a few years ago. Regardless of the business type, each organization needs to integrate the latest mobile application technology to achieve maximum growth and expand the means for reaching the target audience.

Since mobile app has the potential to ramp up a brand’s visibility, every business owner wants to reap the benefits.

The future of mobile applications also looks brighter than ever. Let us figure out which trends in the development of mobile apps will dominate 2020!


Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is a great technology beyond IT buzzwords and cryptocurrencies. And it has also made its way into the mobile app development field. Numerous smart ledgers and online wallets rely on blockchain technology.

Expected trends are:

  • Blockchain as a service (BaaS)
  • Trading on cryptocurrency exchange
  • Asset Tokenization

ML and AI

Integrating machine learning and artificial intelligence is very effective in critical activities such as mobile app development.

Expected trends are:

  • Predicting user behaviors
  • AI-enabled face unlocks
  • AIOps for automating IT functions


IoT items such as August smart lock, August doorbell cam Philips lighting system and Amazon dash button have won millions of hearts already.

Expected trends are:

  • IoT in healthcare
  • AI-enabled IoT devices
  • Self-driving and smart automobiles

5G Technology

The 5G network’s speed will no doubt be 100 times faster than the 4G network. The industry professionals foresee a transition from 4G networks currently in use to the 5G wireless network by the end of 2020.

Expected trends are:

  • 3D gaming
  • Augmented Reality
  • Data security


Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) and Application Performance Management (APM) are two fundamental components of the company’s mobile app development process.

EMM incorporates the following components:

  • App maintenance
  • App security

Beacon Technology

Beacons use the BLE (Low Energy Bluetooth) signals. Once the device reaches the region of a beacon, the particular app detects this signal immediately and gives users relevant notifications and instructions.

A few of beacon-enabled applications expected in 2020:

  • The Beacon in physical games
  • Beacon enabled mobile payment
  • The Beacon in travels and tourism

Wearable Devices

A wearable has to have a working platform. For instance, Android smartwatches need WatchOS to work with WearOS and Apple Watch. Therefore, developers need to combine their apps with wearables.

Expected trends are:

  • Less reliance on smartphones
  • Increase in the use of fitness trackers

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

The Google Play Store and the App Store are full of VR and AR apps. Augmented reality has been included in apps by brands like Sephora and IKEA to improve and enhance user experience and increase conversion rates.

Expected trends are:

  • Mobile AR disruption
  • AR in marketing & advertising
  • AR in healthcare

Some other expected trends are…

Instant Mobile Apps

Relatively smaller instant mobile apps offer basic functionalities without requiring you to download them to your phone. These apps have developed better ways to reach target audiences who may not have installed them, and convinced them for installation.

In 2020, markets are expected to witness many instant apps.


Chatbots have already taken over different aspects of communication in the mobile app world. Part of this is affiliated with the requirement that customers and service providers have real-time interactions. The use of chatbots is set to rise by 2020.

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

It helps develop heavy websites across all mobile devices, with high performance, fast loading time and lower bounce rates. Google’s announcement says it will shortly be providing a mobile search box to help users discover mobile-friendly websites. In the future, AMP is holding a significant transition in the mobile app market.


Google Play, Apple App Store, Windows Store and Amazon App Store already offer scores of mobile apps. With all these trends in the development of mobile applications, the mobile app industry will continue to expand rapidly.

Therefore, to stand out in the crowd, it is important for business executives to keep up with the latest trends and technologies.

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