Upcoming Mobile App Trends in 2020

In this digital era, we’ve seen an incredible rise in the use of smartphone technology. Mobile phone use has penetrated our everyday life and has become an indispensable part of our life. With the increase in mobile phone usage, the mobile app development industry has also grown significantly. The last couple of years were excellent for mobile app development. In the same way, 2020 is again proven to be exciting. In this article, we’ll look at the upcoming mobile app trends in 2020.

Internet of Things (IoT)

One of the most awaited trends in 2020 is IoT enabled mobile apps. IoT is nothing but a network of connected gadgets. In 2019 itself we did see Amazon and Google embrace this technology to launch Echo and Google Home respectively. 

The recent acquisition of FitBit by Google and its subsequent plans to integrate it with Google Nest home security cameras literally announces their intent to lead the race in the IoT industry. With the growing demand for smart home and smart gadgets, the demand of IoT enabled mobile apps in 2020 is becoming huge.

Augmented Reality vs Virtual Reality

With the recent release of ARKit and ARCore by Apple and Google, app development for VR and AR technology has gathered immense momentum. Not only are these technologies severely used in high-quality gaming apps, but they are being used in various other sectors as well. 

Many apps related to education, research, architecture, healthcare, travel, etc. have started using VR and AR. Using Augmented and Virtual reality, mobile app development companies develop apps to give their users a fantastic experience.

Chatbot Technology

Chatbots are not new as we have known chatbots since AOL days. But over the years, technology has gathered a lot of momentum. The latest development is the use of chatbots to provide superior customer service and support. With the advent of AI, chatbot apps have become more interactive. 

It is estimated that 2020 will see around 20-25% of all customer service interactions through AI-powered chatbots. We have already seen chatbots in use in food delivery, cab booking services, and shopping assistants, etc.  


With more and more people moving towards mobile shopping, mobile shopping is here to stay. Mobile commerce is topping the mobile app trends for many years and will continue to do the same in 2020. It is becoming difficult for businesses to survive without having a mobile commerce app. 

It is estimated by the end of 2020, almost 65-70% of e-commerce companies across the world would have switched over to mobile commerce. One of the significant reasons that m-commerce is such a hit amongst customers is that it is pretty much simple, quick, and comfortable.

Wearable Device Integration

Wearable technology is undoubtedly on the rise for the past couple of years. In 2020, we could see a lot of development and breakthroughs in the industry. While we’ve seen many wearable gadgets like fitness bands, smartwatches, and trackers, etc., we still didn’t see the technology being exploited to the fullest. 

It is said that people can start downloading their favorite apps quickly from their wrist. Apple’s recent announcement that Watch OS will become independent of the iOS app is a clear sign showing the meteoric rise in wearable technology.

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