Top Mobile App Development Trends 2021


The mobile app development industry is thriving like never before, in response to constantly changing consumer demands, technological advancements, and because of many other factors that are directly influencing the mobile app development trends. And, if you want to succeed within the space, then it is arguably crucial to stay up-to-date with the latest and ongoing mobile app development trends. Code Creators Inc. is constantly researching communication and patterns with its clients and tech leaders to learn about how understanding these trends can help gaining an extra edge.

Mobile app developers and sellers needs to keep up with all the latest trends to serve their clients in a better way. Same for the producers and creators of the content in order to be ready to take their brand to the next level with the help of smart mobile development.

Being a responsible and aware business owner, mobile development company and mobile app developer, you must know the latest trends coming your way in this year too. In this blogpost, we have talked about some of the most anticipated mobile app development trends that will be dominating 2021.

1. Integration of IoT (Internet of Things)

Although IoT is not a new concept, however, the rise increasing penetration of the technology across a wide range of categories and sectors has created endless opportunities for Internet of Things. People have become comfortable of using IoT as an improvement to their everyday life. IoT described the expanding network of devices connected to internet, providing automated and convenience control to consumers. Mobile applications can be used to adjust IoT technology to serve the current and future needs of the consumers. The global IoT market is projected to reach up to $222 billion by the end of 2021; and about $161 billion of this projection is anticipate to generate from mobile software and application.

According to a recent survey report by Statista, the revenues generated from IoT tends to reach up to 1.6 trillion by the end of 2025. This is why, 2021 is projected to witness more infusion of IoT technology in mobile app development. Healthcare, household devices and automobiles are the three primary market to keep your eyes on, if you are planning to develop an IoT centered mobile app.

2. Applications for Foldable Mobile Devices

Although it feels like an age ago, but one of the first cellphone that I used was a Flip-Phone by Motorola. But, mobile phones have come a long way and have changes a lot in last two decades. Smart, touch phones with barely one or no button have fully taken over the market. Recently, these foldable devices have started to make a comeback. In 2019, we have seen a released of some amazing foldable devices by Samsung, Huawei Mate X, Motorola Razr and Galaxy Fold.

These foldable mobile phone devices are designed to expand and compress their screen size on the basis of their preferences. For example, the user can make a call with his device closed, but he would expand his screen by unfolding the device to watch a video on a bigger screen.

From the perspective of mobile app development, content creators and resellers are required to build and update mobile apps for these devices. The main idea is that the mobile applications should seamlessly adjust their display as the screen unfolds and folds. At present, foldable devices are upholding a very small market share, but in the upcoming years, the future is really bright for foldable devices. According to a recent study by USA Today, about 19% Android Phone Users and 16% iPhone user showed interest in purchasing foldable smartphones. Statista also showed that about 3.2 million foldable phones have been shipped in 2019, and these units are expected to reach up to 50 million by the end of 2022. So if that is the case, 2021 will certainly be the year for foldable, which means that mobile app developers must also keep up with the pace to stay competitive.

3. Development of Wearable Devices

Wearable technology is also amongst the ones that are trending well for the past few years. Although it was not really a real breakthrough as we have seen many wearable devices such as trackers, smartwatches and fitness brand for quite a while now; but they are yet to reach their full potential. While, there is no evident staggering jump, there has been steady growth. The trends of wearable devices are constantly evolving and so it will continue to change the way these mobile apps will get developed.

For example, App Inc. has made a very big announcement about app integration and wearable at WWDC 2019. Their new iOS Watch 6 Apple App Store to the Apple Watch. For that, independent apps are being designed and developed exclusively. This has created a great opportunity for content creators, resellers and mobile app developers.

Because, in 2021, more and more mobile application will be developed keeping the wearables in consideration. Mobile users will be able to downloads thousands of these apps directly from their wrists. And, this is just the beginning of scratching a new surface with mobile app integration and wearables. 2021 is expected to be exceptionally progressive, especially in this category.

4. 5G Technology

The 5G technology is rolling out and it is going to have a tremendous impact on mobile app development in 2021. For resellers, content creators and mobile app developers, 5G technology is all set to alter the ways mobile app are developed and used. The upcoming five years i.e. the period between 2021-2025 is anticipated to record remarkable growth in the growth of 5G smartphone connection all over the world. Experts also predict that 2021 is going to witness 3.5 times more 5G connection as compared to 2020, and they will nearly trip by the end of 2022.

But, what does all this mean for mobile app development? Efficiency and speed will improve drastically. In fact, 5G is anticipated to boost traffic capacity and network efficiency, while decreasing the latency up to 10 times. As compared to 4G, 5G is going to 100 times faster, based on the capacities of mobile network operator.

5G’s penetration will eventually require the boosted functionality of mobile application. And, this will allow developers to add advanced features to mobile apps without affecting the overall performance of mobile app negatively. Mobile app resellers and developers should also use match the speed of 5G network during the development and testing stages of app development.

5. Mobile E-Commerce

The list for top mobile app development trends for 2021 is incomplete without including mobile ecommerce. The trends have been the most dominating one in 2019 and 2020, and it is expected to thrive for the couple of more years. It looks like everyone is taking advantage mobile applications to increase their business revenues. From individual content creators to large retailers and personal brands, everyone is exploiting the space and making lots of money.

Exceptional functionality of mobile ecommerce is the top feature that mobile app development companies need to showcase when pitching potential sales to their clients. It looks like every single day a business is launching an app to further drive their sales. Although, we are not quite at the point of time, but we are almost reaching the age where a mobile commerce app is becoming crucial for staying competitive in the business world. Every single business and person is selling online and competing with ecommerce giants like Amazon. To keep up with the pace, you are required to follow what these big brands are doing to become so successful. And when it comes to that, a mobile app is at the top of the list.

By the end of 2021, over 73% of the entire ecommerce sales generates from mobile devices. Mobile apps play a significant role in current and future success of mobile commerce.

Although, there are a lot more significant mobile app development trends that you should look into in 2021. For assistance in mobile app development, contact our expert team of mobile app developers and outshine your competition.