Have A Look At Top Mobile App Development Trends of 2017

Saurabh Singh May 23, 2022
Mobile App Development

The booming rise in smartphones is resulting in a high surge in the number of mobile apps. These applications are capturing the attention of users and even becoming a core element of every business; making the competition in the mobile app market even more stiff.

This is further resulting in the changing mobile app development trends every year and encouraging both business leaders and mobile app developers to be familiar with them.

Now, just like we covered some interesting app trends for 2016 earlier, we will uncover the expected mobile application development trends for this year, i.e, 2017 in this article.

So, shall we begin?

Machine Learning Apps

This year machine learning can be expected which has the capability to change the blueprint of the mobile app industry because of facilities like analyzing big data and predicting outcomes. Furthermore, it will also help in improving customer service without any human intervention. Companies like Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft are paying a lot of attention on machine learning and artificial intelligence and due to this, industries like retail, healthcare, finance and banking  will be heavily relying on machine learning apps in the year 2017.

Streaming Apps

There is seen a huge shift in the consumer behavior because of the downfall of blockbuster and there is a higher chance of traditional cable TV to fall in this category and as a result, large media houses are focusing on online video streaming platforms. Thus, streaming media devices will grow to a great extent. Hence, the demand for apps that focus on streaming content, similarly to the way YouTube and Netflix offer content streaming on a mobile platform.

Progressive Web Apps

PWAs are defined as websites that look and feel like an app. The best thing about such apps is that they are backed by Google in order to support their search engine algorithm and it also offers the ease of the web with the user experience of an app at the same time. In addition, the cost of developing progressive web apps is very affordable. Such apps are must-have for industries like media, entertainment and e-commerce and many more industries of the same genre.

Deep Linking

The usage of deep linking is going to rise in the year 2017 for both Android and iOS operating devices. Mobile app marketers will use will use deep linking with the motive to produce more effective as well as non-intrusive ads. This is also considered as the more improved as well as highly personalized push notification strategy for mobile applications.

Digital Transformation of Enterprises

Today, a large number of companies are realizing the importance of going digital in order to stay ahead of the competition. Digital transformation for enterprises has become a very crucial factor in this digital age. Both social media as well as IoT are playing a vital role in changing the way enterprises connect with their customers as well as employees for the improvement of customer experience. Retailers are integrating location based technologies due to which customers can shop anywhere and at anytime. This is one of the biggest mobile app development trends to look out for in the year 2017.

Near Field Communication (NFC) Payments

With the emergence of progressive enterprises, the N-Mark will soon become the most identifiable symbol. You expect mobile payments as well as billings intertwined with NFC in 2017. Due to NFC, you can easily make payments with your mobile device within 2 inches of NFC device. In other words, the technology paves the way for contactless payments. NFC payments are highly secure and many companies like Target and Walgreens offering easy mobile payments with this easy method.

Haptic Technology

This technology is making a revolutionary change in the mobile app industry because with this technique, users can touch and feel virtual objects on their devices. 2017 is the year when this technology will finally go mainstream, allowing people to explore the virtual world.


Mobile app development industry is showing no signs of slowing down and in the near future, more and more companies will be seen making optimum utilization of mobile apps. If you are the one who is looking forward to grow your business with apps, don’t miss these amazing mobile app development trends.

Appinventiv is a renowned company with proficient app developers who are capable enough of developing qualitative apps. So, if you are in the search of a partner who can develop apps for your business, then it is undoubtedly, the best choice.

Saurabh Singh
CEO & Director
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