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App Trends for 2018 - Part 2

We recently addressed the main trends for the development of mobile applications in 2018, with the most appealing features and the most used features.

However, in order not to create an article too long, we have chosen to divide it into two parts. Today we are back to the list of "Mobile Application Trends in 2018 “, with three more features that the best apps of 2018 have.

1. Mobile Payments

With the increase in the use of smartphones and the growth of online purchases made on mobile devices, mobile payments have multiplied and by 2018 they have become a real trend. Virtually all banks have mobile applications that allow payments to be made through users' mobile devices.

According to the IT Pro Portal website, it is estimated that 90% of smartphone users will make at least one mobile payment by the end of 2020. Thus, applications that offer the option to make mobile payments are growing. The ease of payment is a feature that users value a lot these days.

2. Wearables

Wearables consist of smart electronic devices that can be worn on the body as portable accessories. Examples of popular wearables are smartwatches, physical activity monitoring bands, etc. Normally, wearables require some support from the smartphone. With the increased use of such technologies, mobile applications that support these devices and synchronize and process data collected will certainly increase.

A Statista report predicts that the number of wearable devices used worldwide will reach 929 million by 2021.

3. Instant apps for Android

Instant apps are the new trend in mobile devices. Instant apps can be run, as the name implies, instantly, with no installation required. The first instant applications were created by Google in 2016. This type of application gives programmers a new way of developing applications.

Basically, instant apps allow the user to access a version of the app located in the cloud of their Android smartphone. These applications save users time and memory, being one of the great trends for the next years.

Would you like to develop a mobile application with these features? Talk to us, Zalox is a specialist in mobile application development.

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