“In my opinion, the future of mobile is the future of everything.”
– Matt Galligan, Co-founder of Circa


The economic fallout of the pandemic has seen increased consumption of mobile business apps as bigger than ever – what with a majority of the workforce operating remotely and internal apps being an integral part of customer-facing mobile strategy. Compelling analytics report that the global spike of composable business has led to an influx of tools and escalated demand, therefore, underlining the definitive that online is the new future of business.


XDuce has handpicked some of the cutting-edge mobile development app trends in the year 2021 that essentially generate a better market reach.


1. 5G Mobile Technology

5G is a breakthrough in app creation that is known to reduce latency. High speed is typically an outcome of increased traffic capacity and network reliability. The adoption of 5G would largely enable app developers to bolster applications with new accessibility features without compromising on efficiency.


2. Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR)

The adoption of AR and VR technology is seen as an avant-garde trend that can largely boost high-quality gaming apps and other applications. AR and VR- dependent apps are known to rewire the mobile industry for seamless experiences.


3. Edge Computing

Edge computing is essentially aimed at bringing data storage and computation closer to the devices that are consuming it. With the need for edge computing rising with the exponential increase in IoT-enabled devices, eliminating latency and capital costs are addressed with the availability of 5G technology.


4. IoT

The projected global IoT spending is grossly estimated to reach about $1.1 trillion by the year 2023. With IoT encompassing a gamut of verticals – from wearable devices to smart homes and smart cars, and smart healthcare apps, IoT-enabled devices are here to stay.


5. Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have transformed marketplaces in Voice Search, Chatbots, Modern search engines, Virtual assistant solutions, User Presence Identification, and a host of other domains. The seamless integration of AI and ML solutions into mobile technology is seen as smarter apps with a boost in overall efficiency.


6. Blockchain Technology

The advent of Blockchain technology deems information storage as hack-proof – cryptocurrency. Smart contracts are decentralized applications that typically eliminate the need for a mediator for data management. With the innate ability to link users and providers directly, data is practically secured and inaccessible to other users.


7. Smart Watch / Wearable App Integration

With wearables now dominating the consumer market in the form of smartwatches, display devices, and body sensors, wearable apps are slated to become an integral part of our daily lives. The essence of wearables is to deliver an exemplary digital experience.


The limitations of the post-pandemic era have seen emerging trends in global digital transformation with the core focus on boosting end-user experience and breaking barriers with cutting-edge methodologies. Mainstreaming mobility and collaboration across the board whilst integrating forward-thinking technology and reinforcing digital strategy is a ‘win-win’ situation for the longevity of the business.