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Mobile Development Trends You Need to Know About for 2019

At the midpoint, now is the time to ideal time for taking a look at the most important mobile app development trends for 2019.The year is more than half over, an ideal time for taking a look at the most important mobile development trends for 2019. Following are some of the top ones, taken from the blog post, “Top Ten Ruling Mobile App Development Trends in 2019.”

The post cites augmented and virtual reality as one of the most important trends of the year. The technologies, the post notes, can exponentially increase customer engagement, and points to the Pokemon Go craze as one example of how addicting they can be.

Chatbots will continue to become increasingly important for mobile apps.Chatbots, it says, will continue to become increasingly important for mobile apps for several reasons. One is that they quickly engage with customers and can provide a personalized experience. Another is that chatbots can handle many routine customer interactions, and so free up customer service reps for more advanced and complicated tasks.

5G will have a major affect on mobile business apps.One of the biggest upcoming trends, according to the blog post, is the advent of 5G wireless technology. It’s much faster than 4G, with speeds of up to 100 gigabits per second. In addition, it has a much lower latency as well. Taken together, that means more than speed, because it will allow entirely new kinds of apps to be written. Expect new 5G smartphones to become available before 5G is rolled out, so that the hardware will be available to take advantage of all that network speed.

The Internet of Things will continue to gain in importance for mobile, the blog says, for multiple uses, including sophisticated location services, and especially for service and maintenance work.

App security will take center stage, the post claims, because consumers are increasingly worried about how their private data is being handled. Security issues related to IoT can be addressed by blockchain, according to the post. And mobile wallets will finally take off this year, the post believes, as a way to encourage even more e-commerce.

Beyond those advances, the post points to cloud integration as one of the key mobile technologies of the year. Even though mobile and the cloud have worked in tandem for several years, now, it will become increasingly important, nothing that the use of distributed storage between on-device and the cloud will be especially useful.

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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.