“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.”
–Henry David Thoreau
A new year begins and, with it, we look back to see what great changes in the digital landscape the year 2017 has brought us. As we have already mentioned in other posts, application development is a constantly growing market in which trends appear and disappear. That’s why, in today’s article, we want to talk about the top 10 of best apps for IOS and Android.
Applications become a fundamental part of our day and are indispensable. Turning off the alarm and checking Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook are the first things most of us do when we wake up. It is a fast-growing industry and companies are increasingly choosing to create apps to increase their revenue, trying to meet customer demands through this channel.
Which are the best apps for 2018?
This year will be accompanied by the appearance of new techniques to make apps more attractive for users. As follows, we give you the 10 best interesting apps for 2018.
Internet of Things
Everything is becoming more and more interactive. The Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon is growing and, of course, reaching the world of mobile applications.
In case you are not familiar with the term blockchain, you should know that because of the loT it is necessary to manage this new phenomenon with cutting-edge technology. We must be able to manage smart devices and IoT applications will gradually start to become one of the best apps in 2018. Although the Internet of Things may take longer than expected to take off completely, what we do know is that it is here to stay.
One example may be the Apple applications, which are already being exploited and will continue to grow. In addition, Google launched Android Things to increase the adoption of IoT against its popularity.
Therefore, faced with an increasing demand for the Internet of Things, applications designed for smart devices other than smartphones will be needed and developers will have to keep innovating to meet the different needs.
On the other hand, the forecast for the annual growth rate is 33% until 2021. This directly affects trends in mobile applications, as the devices of the IoT are controlled by smartphones.
We’re always looking for speed. The user experience while browsing a website is essential to getting you back.
But, on the other hand, we are faced with this data: 75% of web pages on mobile phones take more than 75 seconds to load and 35% of users leave the site if the page has not been loaded in 3 seconds.
As a result of this, the AMP project arose, which is an open source initiative launched by Google. The project enables the creation of rapidly loading websites and ads with an attractive design that work on devices and distribution platforms.
There are three formats: HTML, JS and AMP cache. This type of technology will surely be the protagonist that is included in the best apps of 2018. It will also help publishers to improve the visibility of their ads and increase the number of visitors.
Best apps to pay with your mobile
As already mentioned in our prior article, mobile payment will be a daily gesture and very common in 2018. The frequent use of the smartphone, in almost all our purchases, will allow the increase of the m-commerce phenomenon.
This will allow us to purchase products and services through the use of mobile devices. We are talking about Apple Pay, Google Wallet, etc. For this, it will be necessary to develop more interesting tools and apps that can improve the development of mobile commerce.
Augmented reality and virtual reality
Last year, the phenomena of augmented reality and virtual reality were two types of modern technologies, new and current. We have already talked a lot about this phenomenon, but what will happen in 2018? Progress and change are the basis for talking about technology.
The consumer always needs security and, above all, must be emotionally involved, which is why the target market for these technologies will change. In other words, when we talk about augmented reality, we mean retail and healthcare. Meanwhile, the game and events will be the focal point of virtual reality.
Chatbots are programs with artificial intelligence, capable of interacting with human beings. In this way, the real-time chat system becomes a main tool to establish a relationship with the customer in a short time and with effective results.
Therefore, it will be much easier to talk to companies and request the necessary information quickly. Even our platform, Yeeply, now gives you the opportunity to chat directly with our team.
One of the objectives for 2018 is to develop an automatic system that allows the identification, according to the interlocutor’s question, of the correct language and answer. Of course, to achieve this, constant adaptation will be necessary.
Among the top 10 of best apps, some of the most popular are the ordering applications. They make our lives easier and we can use them anywhere at anytime.
Among the advantages offered by this type of interesting apps are food delivery to our homes, the convenience they offer us, promotions and special offers that we can find on these platforms, taxi service, payments and many more.
Another type of interesting apps is those with cloud services. Clouding will be an important part of the development strategy this year.
These apps have many advantages. We would like to highlight three of them:
- Improvement of storage capacity in applications
- Improve collaboration and productivity
- Reducing the cost of hosting and employees
These types of applications are useful because they are user-friendly and do not use the phone’s internal memory. This happens, for example, in the case of Dropbox and Google Drive. These are some interesting apps that will grow from 2018 due to huge amounts of data.
You probably still have a lot of doubts about the safety of smartphones. And, this is also a concern for application developers. Therefore, this year, applications with a specific language that satisfies the concerns of this type of users will be developed.
Applications with integrated safety functions can clearly distinguish themselves from the application. For this reason, more attractive UX (user experiences) with better security settings will be implemented. With this new programming language, we will begin to see safer applications on the market.
Instant Android Apps
Nearly every change in the world of Android application development is improving the user experience. In this case, instant applications aim to increase user comfort when using the application, avoiding installation on the phone.
Through the website, with a single click, you can enjoy all the benefits of the application and by doing so, you don’t download unwanted applications in order to save space on your phone.
What can we expect this year? An improvement of slow loading times. Images that take too long to load will cause the user not to open the entire article because the reader doesn’t want to waste too much time on a slow loading page.
In this context, the rebound rate increases and the conversion rate decreases. To prevent this, delayed loading is implemented. How does it work? Images are only loaded if it is your turn on the visited page to avoid overloading the page.
Therefore, the focus of these interesting apps for 2018 is on you. The goal is to improve your experience in the world of application development so that they can help you manage your business.