Mobile app design and development trends standing out in 2018

Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives including the mobile apps. It seems we have reached the end of innovation of app design and development, but that is far from the truth.

Today we have the hot trends in mobile app design and development that are going to rock 2018.

Let’s check them out!

Top app development trends 2018

So, what are the top app development trends that you need to take a note of this year? Here is a look.

1. Blockchain

Blockchain evolved for recording the transactions of cryptocurrencies in an anonymous and unalterable manner. Blockchain gives a secured technology to record any transaction and is gaining traction even in mobile apps. Currently, many blockchain products and services are being developed across the world in sectors like finance, food safety and supply, mobile games and so on.

You can already find mobile wallets developed based on blockchain technology on the Android platform.

2. Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI has been taken to a new level and in 2018 it could break from enterprise use to general mobile apps. The expensive technology has already attained a level of perfection in Apple’s Siri which is not a live assistant.

Intelligent apps will be the next big thing with the AI market predicted to grow to $47 billion by 2020, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

3. Accelerated mobile pages (AMP)

Google and Twitter have brought out a new project which reduces the loading time of mobile web pages. The version is a bare minimum version of HTML which requires no sitemap.

App developers can develop high-performance web apps which load fast, have low bounce rates and works efficiently on all mobile devices.

It is also suitable for SEO enhancing server performance and mobile ranking. Users will be able to smoothly browse pages even if the server encounters increased traffic.

Top app design trends 2018

1. Less is more

A few years back material design trends made apps and websites more user-friendly by making them clutter free and simple. Light background with subtle colors- the change is continuing with mobile apps becoming minimal in use of design elements.

The purpose is to make things easy for the user- just find the button to click!

You may also have seen modern apps using the different shades of the same color to reduce distractions.

2. In-app gestures

Why should mobile apps be just limited to pressing buttons!

Modern apps are increasing using in-app gesticulation for easy and exciting navigation. After all, it is more fun to pinch, swipe, tap, spread, double tap and more than just pressing a button.

We may discover new gestures in mobile apps in 2018 which enhances the experience of using a smartphone and also make it faster.

3. Functional Animations

Animations are not just for entertainment.

Functional animations used in correct steps can help a user understand what to do next or find out the meaning of something. App developers are using their creativity and coming up with fancy and beautiful functional animations.