Trends and Predictions for mobile app development for 2019
Welcome back and what a year 2018 has been, in terms of monumental growth for the EducationalAppStore.com in users and parent/teacher registrations, accompanied by growth in the app market, with respected sources citing that the app economy is continuing to grow, both in terms of app downloads and consumer spending.
According to preliminary year-end data shared by App Annie, it’s predicting the number of global app downloads in 2018 will surpass 113 billion, up 10 percent from last year. With consumer spending up 20 percent year-over-year, to surpass $76 billion worldwide.
From a business model perspective, subscriptions and IAP are helping to drive up consumer spend, with some experts already forecasting that the app stores (including third-party stores in China) will pass $122 billion in 2019, thanks to a combination of gaming and subscriptions driving the growth.
Here are the top latest trends in the mobile app development agency or industry to drive your business towards ultimate success:
- AI (Artificial Intelligence)
- IoT (Internet of Things)
- AR Applications (Augmented Reality)
- VR Applications (Virtual Reality)
- Mobile App Security Applications
- Growing popularity of mobile payments
- Android Instant Apps
- Chatbots will become more common
With high quality digital content now in more demand than any time before, technologies like AI, VR, and IoT are being utilized by many K-12 Edtech companies to design the curriculum for students, with Asia taking the lead.
China has taken pole position in artificial intelligence and education, surpassing the U.S. in A.I. patents by 6 to 1 and now has the two largest Education companies in the World. But they are not the only country pursuing the mass adoption of Edtech, India is closing in with some sources reporting that more than 89% users are willing to pay for Education Apps, helping to justify Byju’s recently reported value of $3.6 billion, after new funding was secured in the latter part of 2018.
All in all, it looks like a positive year ahead for the app economy and that of Educational Apps. As in previous months, we will be sending weekly tips and more information around subscription, IAP, EAS new products/services and Appy News from around the world.