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wronald1   , 29

from New Town


Top 10 Trends to Watch in Android Application Development

This year will see many trends being enforced by Android app developers. Android development is an ever-changing field where we witness fresh trends every year. Some trends are here to stay. And we’ll talk about those only.

So, here are the 10 trends to watch in Android app development this year. These will prove really beneficial for your apps’ performance this year.

  1. Ads will escalate: It goes without saying. Ads have been seeing increased usage. There are more ways of providing ads than ever. You can show high quality video ads in middle of games for free resources, or you can show banner and box ads while the user is in the app. The prime reason for the increase in ads is the phenomenal growth of free apps as compared to paid apps.
  2. Specific apps, precise goals: If you focus on more specific apps for different purposes all with a precise set of goals, you’ll gather more overall users. It’s good for businesses where making multiple apps is a viable option, and this trend is seeing great effects.
  3. Micro-interactions will increase: Micro-interactions are the small buttons, toggles, simple animations, switches, etc. that replace the traditional method of processing data and interacting with an app. Slowly, micro-interactions will replace all traditional content there is.
  4. Native won’t kill web apps: Some say native app development is much more useful than mobile web app development. Well, they’re wrong. One of the biggest Android development trends is the usage of mobile web apps.According to many sources, mobile web is much, much less used than mobile web apps. So when smartphone traffic is turning to mobile web apps, you can’t turn a blind eye towards it.
  5. UX, functionality, and usability are the future kings: The core aim of an app shall be communicating the idea clearly. The user experience design, functionality of an app, and the usability decide how popular your app gets in 2016.
  6. Flat and material design: Flat design is now losing out other styles, while Google is pushing material design for apps. Google recently updated material design specs for Android devices. So what’s trending with Android application developers is a hybrid combination of two.
  7. Security, privacy: Users pay more and more attention to the security and privacy capabilities an app provides.
  8. Scaling and the vector power: The power of non-pixelating graphics, or vector assets, is unchallenged. With the variation in screen sizes, it’s only practical to develop apps that have large graphical scaling spectrum in 2016.
  9. Wearable tech: Wearable tech is slowly winning its ground from other devices. This is going to be the new face of Android. Overlooking wearables while developing apps can be a setback against competitors who are not.
  10. Native power: From the newest of Android application developers to the easiest of DIY Android app development tools – all are utilizing native design power in their apps. Native design means designing apps that look native to the OS it’s running in so that it looks seamlessly integrated.

Contributed by Ashley Jones. Ashley is an industry expert Android developer. His focus used to be games beforehand, but after tasting success with his games he turned to apps of various genres. He takes up any project as a “favorite hobby,” as he says. He works on it like it’s his own child. Ashley’s work is hugely appreciated, although he picks whom to work for quite cautiously. To know more about his work, visit: