Mobile apps were everywhere in 2018, with no signs on slowing down in 2019. Mobile apps allow us to do most everything from our phone–from ordering groceries, to setting up car service, booking a walk for our dog or checking our account balance. Not only are these apps making life easier, they’re generating huge amounts of revenue in the process. According to Statista, mobile apps are estimated to generate approximately USD 188.9 billion in 2020.

We know that mobile apps are here to stay, so what’s in store for 2019? 

2019 Mobile App Trends

Exciting things are on the horizon for 2019. Technology is continuing to evolve at a breakneck pace, delivering more excitement and convenience than ever before. Users can expect a mix of exciting new options, as well as significant upgrades to the technologies currently in place. Let’s explore some of the app trends coming up the pike for 2019.

 

  • Wearables

 

We’ve already begun to see this with the rise in popularity of Apple Watches, FitBits, and the like. Health-oriented wearables allow us to count steps, keep track of workouts, monitor heart rate and more, encouraging users to move more and live healthier lifestyles. Companies like Zomato and Uber are looking into wearable technology to expand into this growing market.

 

  • Internet of Things

 

More businesses are begin to adopt this technology, integrating with home assistants like Alexa and Google Home. Smart home technology allows for control of your home’s lights, appliances and other devices right from your phone. Ask questions and receive instant answers, get traffic reports and even ordering pizza are just the very beginning of what these personal data assistants are capable of, with devices staying connected over a simple network. This technology is only going to become more sophisticated in 2019, with healthcare slated to be one of the most enthusiastic adopters of this technology.

 

  • Instant Apps

 

One of the biggest complaints about apps is the amount of space they take up on phones. Instant apps do not need to be downloaded and stored on a device. Smaller in size, they offer the basic functionalities of other apps, delivering a great user experience. Instant apps include the New York Times Crossword Puzzle and Skyscanner. Expect to see more instant apps emerge in the coming year.

 

  • Augmented Reality

 

AR and VR are futuristic technologies that deliver a more realistic experience to the users. The use of AR/VR is quite common in the gaming space. And marketers, in particular, have been using this technology to promote their campaigns and target their customers in a more effective manner through mobile apps. In 2019, more businesses will adopt this technology to better interact with their customers.

 

  • Mobile Payment

 

Mobile payment is fast becoming a preferred method of shopping and payment for users. Sites like Amazon and Google have integrated mobile wallet options for a seamless online shopping experience. Expect other companies to follow suit in 2019.

These are certainly not all of the changes you can expect to see from mobile apps in the coming year. Expect all these and more. The world is about to get a little more exciting.