What are the Top Mobile App Development Trends in 2021?

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What are the Top Mobile App Development Trends in 2021?

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The smartphone industry has increased dramatically over the last few years. As mobile phones are simple and efficient to use, we are becoming increasingly dependent on them. Generally, people prefer smartphones over laptops for any task. Due to covid-19, the demand for mobile apps has increased dramatically thus leading to growth in Mobile App Development. In this blog, you will learn the various mobile app development trends that will dominate 2021. So without any further delay, let us take a look at them.

Top Mobile App Development Trends In 2021

1. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has been a core feature in our smartphones for some time. An AI is like an automated assistant that performs various tasks and interacts with people, like Alexa and Siri. These assistants constantly improve by analyzing user’s behaviors and provide more accurate and optimized content to them. Various companies are continuously working on improving their AI technology to provide a more unique user experience. For Example, Google recently started a project called Google Duplex in which users can use AI assistant for utilizing various functions like making a phone call, fixing an appointment, getting important texts, and much more. According to a report by Gartner, 90% of the customer interaction will be handled by AI by the end of 2021. Also, it is expected that by 2030 The AI will contribute around 16 trillion USD to the world economy.

 Applications of AI:

  • Chatbots
  • Logistics and supply monitoring
  • Personalized Shopping
  • Smart Cars
  • Smart Homes

2. Augmented Reality (AR)

The concept of augmented reality is not new but after the boom in the mobile app industry, it is improving every year, reaching unparalleled levels. Augmented reality provides digital simulation in real-life environments. A prime example of Ar is Pokémon Go; a game in which users interacted with different virtual objects that weren’t real but were displayed on a screen via the app. Apart from gaming, AR can be used in other fields like healthcare, security, and much more. According to a report by Statista, the Ar market is expected to reach 31 billion USD by the End of 2021. Due to its enhanced virtual simulation and user-friendly experience, Ar is one of the hottest trends in the mobile app industry right now.

Applications of AR

  • Classroom education
  • Field Service
  • Medical Training
  • Repair and Maintenance

3. Internet of Things (IoT)

It is a surprising fact that the internet has become a key part of our day-to-day lives. Whether it is paying bills or ordering food, everything is dependent on the internet. Nowadays even managing households can be done by the internet all thanks to IoT. Internet of things helps in interlinking various gadgets via the internet. Smart home technology is one of the prime examples of this. It is expected that by 2025, the global IoT market will reach 1370 trillion USD at an annual rate of 10.7%. Due to their smart and efficient performance, products like Philips lighting system, Amazon dash button are already ruling the market. AS IoT is becoming popular among the customers, many businesses are already planning to integrate IoT with their apps in 2021.

 Applications of IoT

  • Smart homes and cities
  • Smart Grid and energy saving
  • Traffic Monitoring

4. Mobile wallet 

There used to be a time where we had to pay for anything using cash or debit cards. But after the digital adaptation of every sector and increasing demands of mobile apps, the payment methods have changed drastically. Due to the Mobile wallet system, making payments has become easier than before. People do not have to go anywhere as they can easily make payments via their apps while sitting at home. There are already a large number of e-wallet apps in the market. To compete with these apps, your Mobile App Developers must focus on integrating unique features with the app.

Applications of Mobile Wallet

  • Making Online Purchases
  • Booking train/flight tickets
  • Paying utility bills

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5. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

Browsing the internet through mobile phones is now common among people nowadays. Quick, responsive, and user-friendly design is the core factor to increase user engagement. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP’s) helps in improving the loading speed of the page, thus improving the user engagement on the page. It also helps in increasing user traffic which is beneficial for every business. Its loading speed is 4 times faster than an average website page. Google increases user traffic on those apps which have a sufficient amount of AMP’s in it. Due to its SEO-friendly techniques, AMP’s are certainly one of the rapidly growing trends in the mobile app development industry.

6. Cross-platform App Development

We have seen various top companies move towards Cross-Platform Development over the last few years. Companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon have already utilized this technology to boost their productivity. Due to its numerous perks such as better speed, superior performance, and much more, many companies will be drawn towards this technology by 2021. According to statistics, in 2021 the cross-platform industry will be dominated by Google’s new tool, Flutter. Due to multiple IDE support and hot reload, flutter is the next big thing for cross-platform development.

7. Beacon Technology

Beacon is Wireless Bluetooth technology that allows information to be transferred to other devices. A beacon device consists of a battery, radio as well as CPU. These devices help in showing the location of a particular product and its description. Due to its wide potential and superior productivity, this technology is becoming immensely popular among customers as well as business owners.

Applications of Beacon Technology

  • Customer tracking
  • Healthcare Monitoring


Due to the latest technologies, the future for mobile app development is very exciting. With 5G technology coming in and the implementation of these latest trends, things are going to be a lot easier, simpler, and productive in 2021. However, integrating these trends in your mobile app is going to be a huge step. For that, you will need an experienced Mobile App Development Company.

At Phontinent Technologies, we provide various On-demand app solutions to our clients based in the USA, UAE, and India. We provide on-time delivery of projects at an affordable cost.

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Rachit Sharma
Rachit Sharma
iPhone Solution Architect Managing Director, Founder @ Phontinent Technologies.