Day by day the world is shifting more and more towards mobile tech, especially for communication and information sharing purpose. We can see that most of brilliant and innovative minds are slowly shifting their attention towards the mobile tech and it’s software. The sudden advent and development of mobile app is probably thanks to the rushing daily lives most of us have; rushing here and there at every minute, so a constant update and fluid communication are vital. Which opened a whole chance for developers to break into; business mobile app development. Well, in terms of work wise, if you know how to development Android App chances for you to get better pay is pretty high and not to mention this sector of technology is kind of immune to potential economic downturn.
But last year we’ve seen a few trending development with Android apps, so here are the few trending development from 2017:
You’re outside and is at the mercy of your Internet service provider, which sometimes just downright merciless. You might need to access Google Playstore or such but the speed just won’t allow it, it remained at the same while blank page for minutes. Brilliant minds of android app development then solved this predicament by developing Instant Apps! With Instant Apps users are allow quick access to the apps by downloading them from outside Google Playstore, from your phone browser. Though due to size and cost, only parts of the app will be downloaded. This feature can be tested on the latest Android version, Android Nougat 7.0. Though it will be made available on all versions starting from OS V4.1.
Android App Security
There’s always this one complaint regarding Android apps: security. Frequently we hear devices running on Android OS got infected by viruses, or attacked by malwares that attached to whatever apps you just downloaded. The consequences of these incidents are quite dire, not only your private information may be stolen but might affects the functionality of your device. So now Google has invested their time and resources into making Android hack-proof. This is still a new technology, programmed to run on a model unified into Android 6.0, giving it a well-guarded and protected features. This sector of Android app development is still fairly, it is should be given time to grow and shows what benefit it can offers us.
The New And Updated AI Based Assistant
Google is known for its helpful AI, evolved and moved from text prediction to something sort of smart chatbot that can even book a salon appointment for you. Last year, Google announced that such AI assistant will be made available on latest devices that runs on Android. After much research, Ok Google AI has evolved and becomes something far more useful than it’s previous incarnation, Google Now. Like mentioned earlier, the AI evolved into something more like a smart chatbot that can have a simple conversation with you, provide clarification for any relevant and necessary information. If the developer’s words are to be believe, Android development for this AI function will go further and offer more features later in the feature.
In the early days of Android app development, Google Wallet was developed as a payment method for every online money transaction in Google Playstore. Then later was upgraded to Android Pay which is far more secure and advantageous. The Android Pay system stores and guards all your confidential data of your credit card and with the ability to process your transaction by just simply unlocking your phone. What you need to do is just place your device near to NFC contactless terminal to complete the transaction!
This feature is different from the usual search function because Google search bar feature presents itself in other apps such as YouTube, Spotify and Gmail. Android apps developers stated that they wish to incorporate this feature into larger factions of apps and making it one of hottest trend for the year 2017 and the next.