In 2022, technology that was previously considered somewhat “fringe” is going to become more mainstream, as 5G, augmented/virtual reality, and machine learning see increased adoption to meet consumer demand. The world is becoming increasingly digital, as more and more people shop, get information, and communicate across digital platforms. Staying on top of these trends can help software development teams play a key role in driving revenue for their companies, as apps that meet unique needs and are innovative will see the highest levels of user retention.
1. 5G is Poised to Become More Relevant
While 5G isn’t quite mainstream at the beginning of 2022, the adoption of 5G will continue to increase throughout the year, and it’s projected to become the dominant standard for mobile technology in the near future. In fact, according to Statista, the global 5G technology market will reach $620.72 billion by 2030. With benefits such as increased performance speed, faster data transfer, and lower latency, mobile apps that support 5G connectivity will improve user experience and enhance an app’s overall appeal.
2. Machine Learning will Continue to Create Personalized Experiences
In recent years, AI that uses predictive analytics and machine learning algorithms has been key to delivering users personalized, intuitive experiences. In 2022, this trend will continue, as this technology is vital for in-demand features like navigation, speech recognition, and behavioral algorithms. Capitalizing on this technology can mean providing users with increased benefits, such as enhanced security from the ability to detect fraud by analyzing user behaviors to find suspicious activities. Overall, making use of AI and machine learning can create benefits for both companies and end-users.
3. One to Watch: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
While this is still an emerging technology trend, particularly in mobile apps, AR/VR technology is important to watch. This rapidly growing technology brought in $12 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $160 billion by 2023, according to Statista. As technology continues to advance, there will be a transformation in gaming, entertainment, and live streaming mobile apps in particular, as AR/VR creates a new way for users to interact in a personalized way. This also opens the door for companies to provide consumers with a unique dream-building experience. Users can try on glasses, see a new sofa in their living room, or check out the beach from the comfort of their home.
Looking for an App or Software Solution that can Compete in 2022?
With new technology consistently making new, unique experiences possible, it’s vital to create apps that capitalize on these innovations. Providing an exceptional user experience means more consumer retention and brand loyalty, which allows your business to grow, and taking advantage of 2022’s app development trends can help to set you apart from the competition.
If you’re looking to create an amazing app in 2022, Sproutly can help. We design and build apps and create software that connects with people by providing an exceptional user experience. Reach out today to schedule a discovery meeting and learn more about how an innovative app or thoughtful software solution can benefit your business this year.