It has been revealed by Statista that the mobile applications industry is set to earn about $189 billion in profits in 2019. For app development companies to earn that much revenue, they have to do everything they can to integrate some of the trends in app development. Today, I am going to talk about what I think would be the top 7 mobile app development trends in 2019. Beacons Beacon technology is actually not new, but its use and technology could certainly be improved to entice more and more people to utilize it. Beacons have been used mostly in museums, healthcare, and hotels. But, with the proliferation of the Internet of Things, we can see more and more beacons in homes. For those of you who do not know, this technology basically allows you to improve location-based services by placing these so-called ‘beacons’ all around the premises. Internet of Things Think of the ‘Internet of Things’ as appliances and physical objects that are built with sensors and WiFi compatibility to help provide you with convenience. Also known as smart devices, the IoT is just going to improve this year as more and more brands are making such devices more affordable for the mass consumer market. Brands like Bosch, Samsung, Honeywell, and others are slowly making IoT more affordable and more accessible to the general public. Mobile Wallets Mobile Wallets are applications that allow you to pay for your things by using your smartphone. Although it has been around for quite some time now, the only reason why it hasn’t gone too mainstream is over security concerns. However, with more app development companies ensuring their customers that security is one of their top priorities, expect more and more people to use the medium. Cloud Another technology that has been around for years, cloud technology is something that can alleviate a lot of problems associated with today’s smartphone users such as low storage capacity, low load management, and many more. As more and more companies use the ‘Cloud’, app development companies can slowly integrate this into their applications. In fact, some of the most popular online games use this medium to help users download files directly from cloud servers- reducing latency and ensuring that download speeds are always on the maximum. On-Demand Apps If you want to call a ride, there is an app for that. If you want food delivered right to your doorstep, there is also an app for that. That is basically what on-demand apps are. Any service that you want whenever you want it is considered ‘on-demand’. Its popularity is only going to rise in the months and years to come simply because it provides convenience to the users. Wearables Fitness trackers, smartwatches, and any gadget that you can tether to your smartphone (that you can wear) are known as wearable devices. That being said, the industry is set to earn $33 billion as more and more people are convinced that such gadgets can provide them some useful data about their health and many more. Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence is a huge umbrella of amazing technology that app developers can tap into to create amazing applications. Siri, for example, is actually an implementation of AI that provides meaningful services to the user. Of course, there are other implementations out there and we are going to see more of them in the foreseeable future.