Mobile App Development Trends to Dominate the Market (Updated 2021)

Mobile App Development Trends to Dominate the Market (Updated 2021)

Increasing use of a smartphone with the internet leads to the increasing use of connected devices. Along with convenience to users, this brings in a great business opportunity. Let’s understand which mobile app development trends will surface in 2021.

Mobile App Development Trends to Dominate the Market in 2021

A patent specifically utility patent protection protects a mobile app for a term of twenty years from the filing. The patentability of the app depends in part on the nature of the invention and in part upon the skills of the patent drafter. The strategy to identify and implement fundamental economic practices involves that is the app merely collecting and displaying the data or is simply automating well-known processes. Are there any kind of inventions that are likely unpatentable abstract ideas or some improvements are required to make it patentable?

Wearable Devices

Inbuilt technologies in wearable/handheld devices monitor health and fitness, predict health (heart rate, step count, weight, calories, sleep quality, general activities). This data may not be accessible by the concerned medical consultant to warn people about potential symptoms helpful in the pre-disease stage. Besides precisely prescribing medicines, screening by wearable devices often leads to finding medical conditions. It is in trend for the last few years and will continue to beam in 2021.


Smartphones are used to order groceries, daily essentials, electronics, cosmetics, pantry and perishable food items, accessories. Quick P2P payment options make it even more conducive to curve this trend ahead in 2021.

Motion and Location Sensing

Motion and location-sensing technology are used in Indoor navigation mapping systems, Integrated Inertial Navigation System (INS), Global positioning systems (GPS), trend-setting sensor technologies and radar antenna motion compensation. These technologies account for strap-down inertial systems and planned accuracy improvements. It helps in delivering products on-demand, tags to keep track of children and old people and people with asphyxia, patients with Schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease. All these possibilities cannot be ruled out any time shortly and thus will trend in coming years.

Application Performance Management (APM)/ Enterprise Mobile Management

Test engineers use Application Performance Management (APM) to boost the app’s overall performance. Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) is a process/platform to enable the mobile/portable devices, used by employees that should be allowed to access the network. This streamlines the business processes by helping in mobile computing. This strengthens network security and employee productivity. Besides, it enhances app security, managing finances and maintaining the application.

Internet of Things (IoT)

With the increasing number of devices connected with the internet, some new processes will come into place in a combination of AI and big data for maximum productiveness. 2021 will find an increasing trend towards writing code for energy-efficient connected devices.

Human Augmentation

Technologies are coming up to complement human efforts, to enhance or replace the natural abilities of people like devices to restore eyesight or hearing aids and improve natural capabilities with Google Lens/Google Glass etc.

Continuous Integration and Delivery

App gets into production for thorough testing that accelerates delivery, improves functionality and delivers products faster.

Progressive Web Apps and Instant Apps

These are mobile applications that are accessible via web browsers. Instant Apps are accessible via small icons “Try Now” buttons without the need to install. Both these are mobile applications based on the same concept but function in different ways.

Low Code Development

This trend simplifies complex programming requirements, provides a simple interface to create interactive apps and avoids a lot of manual work.

Artificial Intelligence (Chatbots)

Every e-commerce application uses a virtual assistant that handles user traffic in absence of humans, helping businesses in providing a personalized experience to their customers.

Big Data

Smart tools for bigdata process, storing everything in memory, instead of storing data after every calculation. It calls for the need to have batch processing frameworks.

Which mobile app development trends will cover up 2021?

Cross-platform app development, native app development, hybrid app development will continue emerging with upcoming technologies, programming languages and smartphones.