Top 5 Mobile App Development Trends to Watch Out in 2022

The mobile app market is growing each year and according to statistics, in 2023 mobile apps are projected to generate more than 935 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. Every new year, there are new trends on the horizon – the same goes for mobile apps. 

Here are 5 trends of Mobile App Development to watch out in 2022:

1. 5G Technology Implementation


5G Technology is increasingly being introduced in many parts of the world and people are looking forward to trying out 5G connections and experiencing its fast connectivity. 5G connection promises up to 1,000 times faster speeds than 4G and the global market for 5G infrastructure is predicted to increase from $12.9 billion to $115.4 billion between 2021 and 2026.

5G has limitless possibilities in the IT industry especially in the mobile app development sector:

  • Video streaming apps will see a significant advancement

  • Developers can build new features without affecting the performance of apps

  • There will be more opportunities in the area of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) as combining these technologies into the app will become easier

  • Data transfer between devices and will be faster.

2. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)


Progressive web app is a type of application software that is built using web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript and is delivered through the web. PWAs have characteristics of both web pages and native apps and this acts like a hybrid. They are less dependent on internet connections and pages load much faster. An example is Spotify’s PWA version of their app. It is significantly faster with an adaptive UI that changes its background when the user progresses through the app.

3. Incorporating The Internet of Things (IoT)


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical objects with sensors, software, and other technologies for connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the internet. Cars, lights, and other appliances can all be connected to the IoT. IoT software programs are predicted to reach nearly $6 billion by 2027.

IoT will shape the future for mobile app development. It will aim to deliver precise results without any delays and provide powerful security technologies that will protect both business and user data.

4. Voice Search Integration


Voice-search is an advanced technology that uses voice-enabled commands to perform  a search on the internet browser from your phone or on any application. Users are increasingly utilizing this technology over text communication. 85% of users use their voice to search for a product and the voice search market is said  to rise from 2.8 billion in 2021 to 11.2 billion in 2026. Voice search optimization offers advantages to business and customers – users can save time and complete more orders, it is also a source of customer behavior analytics for businesses helping them understand their customers more and to deliver personalized offers.

5. Simplifying MCommerce


Mobile Commerce (MCommerce) is the buying and selling of goods and services through smartphones and tablets. It is convenient for consumers as all they have to do is open the mobile app and browse and shop their products. Since COVID, customers are more likely to shop online and utilize online payment methods. MCommerce has been on a rise since a few years and will continue to in the future, making it worth about $22 billion in 2022. Businesses would shift a big part of their business on the MCommerce platform to increase their sales and improve their customer experience.

With these new trends, your business and brand can stay competitive and offer a great user experience.

Has your business already made use of these increasingly growing trends this year?