Mobile Apps Development Trends in Asia- VR and AI Apps

According to Statista, the number of smartphone users has grown from 1.57 billion in 2014 to 2.71 billion in 2019, most of the growth is from Asia. Quite impressive.

Mobile Apps Development Trends in Asia

Mobile Apps Development Trends in Asia

Right? Well, just like the users, mobile application development companies have not been left behind – there were 2.1 million apps for Android users and 2 million apps for Apple users as of the third quarter of 2018.

Mobile development companies in Asia (especially from Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia) have always come up with cutting edge inventions to maintain and grow their customer base.

And with the number of smartphone users in the world expected to continue rising, we expect smart developments to enhance connectivity, communication, and data exchange in 2019.

Here are some of the mobile development trends that will take technology to the next level in 2020s. (Web App Example of web design: Asia’s Skincare & Beauty Online Supermarket | Hong Kong Handmade natural skincare brand )

Integration of Wearables

Wearables have proven to be fruitful, especially in the medical field where doctors use them to get vital information like the blood sugar levels and heart rate of their patients.

And having been successful in the field, more companies are likely to integrate the wearable apps into their system to enhance the style and personality of the workforce.

The growing number of smart watches and wristbands is an indicator of the untapped potential of wearables. As people look to get more personalized information from their smart devices, more wearable devices are bound to be produced to fill the gap.

In fact, according to Statista, the market for wearable shipments is going to grow to 89 million units by 2022.

From fitness trackers, smart watches, health monitoring apps, smart glasses and headsets, only time will tell what other wearables get developed in 2019.

Embracing Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have been predominantly used for gaming applications. However, this is bound to change in 2019 as tech companies like Google and Apple are looking to utilize AR/VR to develop incredible apps.

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From training platforms, meeting spaces, and eCommerce, Virtual Reality has stepped out the gaming realm, and things can only get better from here.

Be it virtual test drives for car dealerships, holding meetings in virtual space, and virtual shopping for malls, Augmented and Virtual Reality is already being used in almost all fields, which only raises the stakes for the development of AR and VR apps.

With these prospects, the future is bright.

Growth of Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots

While Artificial Intelligence might not be new at this age, many companies have already integrated it with human intelligence to promote efficiency at work.

Through accurate capturing of real-time events, automation, and machine learning, AI can be very productive in many industries.

This probably explains the data from Statista which projects a global AI market revenue growth from $3.2 billion in 2016 to $89.85 billion in 2025.

And speaking of AI, chatbots which provide you with the chance to communicate with your favorite store or government service are becoming essential.

Not only do chatbots help you settle your concerns faster with pre-programmed functions, but they are available all through.

So, expect more companies to integrate AI and chatbots in 2019 to promote efficiency in production and promote smarter engagements with customers.

Growth of On-demand Apps

From what was previously referred to a bubble in the mobile app world, on-demand apps are the future. Companies like Uber and Taxify have experienced success with the platform, providing an avenue where you can get a ride in as less as a minute, pay on site, and rate the service right away.

I must admit, when these apps first came out, I was skeptical as many of you, but look at what we have now- a phenomenon that shows signs of skyrocketing potential.

So, why invest in on-demand apps? Well, they promote efficiency, affordability, scalability, employee satisfaction, and unlimited access to opportunities.

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And as most companies have already tested the waters with on-demand apps, more sectors are expected to venture in these apps in 2019


While Internet-of-Things (IoT) is already in use in products such as TVs and refrigerators, more companies are looking to integrate the internet into things and products that we use daily to save energy and time while promoting efficiency.

The growth of this phenomenon can be attributed it its ability to connect different aspects of an organization, allowing for improved communication, transparency, and convenient access to data.

The internet continues to amaze us with its extensive capabilities, and with the goal being to save money and time while enhancing customer engagement, more companies are bound to venture into this world in 2019.

To sum it up, it’s evident that 2020 is set to experience some of the most amazing trends in Asia’s mobile app development. From the integration of wearables, embracing VR, growth of AI, on-demand apps, and IoT, the future is now people!

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