The whole world is nowadays using smartphones and among all users, more than 82% have Android powered smartphones. They use these Android smartphones for a lot of purposes; from checking emails to playing games, to surfing web, to watching videos online to whatever it takes. So there is no doubt Android OS has received much attention among all – users, device makers and of course developer.
Users have limitless choices for Android devices. They can buy a device for whatever budget they have; in some countries Android powered phones can be purchased at as low as $100. The more users are buying Android phones, the more device makers will keep offering and ultimately, the demand of Android application development will increase.
Android apps have offered a brand new way of connectivity and online presence. Businesses now know how profitable it is to have an Android application and thus they too want to go mobile on Android platform.
Android has succeeded to maintain its market share of more than 80% from last 3 years. So what has to happen in 2016 particularly when it comes to creating apps? Let us learn the latest trends for Android apps.
Developers have all their focus on increasing security so that users can download their apps without a single feel of insecurity. They do not want users to doubt or think twice before downloading an app. They already know that Android keeps struggling with malware attacks which decrease the credibility of the platform so if they pay attention on security issues and do secured programming while creating the app, they will have more chances of succeeding with their app ventures.
Enterprise mobile applications
Android is one of the widely adopted operating systems. Every 8 mobiles out of 10 are running Android. This of course removes the need of investing in mobile infrastructure for enterprise usages. Because maximum number of employees would already be using Android powered devices, a huge cost can be saved which businesses may have to spend in powering all their employees with mobile technologies or apps. A dedicated Android application development will quickly connect people, partners and prospects with each other. We will see that more and more apps being implemented around Android ecosystem.
More cloud based Android apps
We will notice that the relationship between mobile apps and cloud to go much stronger in 2016 and years ahead. The benefits of cloud integration with apps cannot be ignored. Cloud technology lets developers design apps with features like flexibility, faster disaster recovery, automatic updates, increased collaboration work from anywhere, control, security and a lot more.
Increased focus on Swift Programming
As we know that Swift is one the easiest programming languages available. Now this year Google too is planning to integrate Android with Swift. It is a simple technology and, it offers a wide range of benefits for building Android apps. Developers are able to merge online and offline difference using swift.
More Android based Internet of Things
Android – the open source OS by Google is available free of cost. If you want to automate your home and you need a customizable platform, Android is a good choice. If you need an OS that enhance the performance of your car, Android is the good choice. And if you need to power a washing machine with an OS, Android is here as the best choice. So Android is available for anything required in an OS. It’s fully compatible with the Internet of Things requirements.
These are trends that will take place in Android application development market and years ahead…