The world of mobile industry is totally puffed up with dynamic manoeuvre and this is daily reflected in the technological news. Mobile app the primary constituent of mobile devices has increased user-engagement better and more seamless than ever before.

Google is endeavoring hard to eliminate the rising disintegration and mobile device compatibility issues. For this google is continuously hunting for experienced and talented android developers to deliver ultimate user experience. So here we represent the trends that will change the face of android app development to altogether new level.


Tough security sheath

The google play store is continuously getting puffed up with apps which fall under various categories. However, security is the important aspect to be incorporated in the app. Many organizations avoid preferring android due to its weak security protection. The terms and conditions for uploading the android app is not much stringent which opens the gates for unauthorized access. To counteract this issue, Google launched a container security solution for all the devices which are functional on android mobile operating system. This facilitated the users by allocating a separate workspace in order to secure their data.

Easy payment solutions

Nowadays, customers love to purchase goods through e-commerce portal compared to brick and mortar stores. Transactions through mobile payment is increasing day by day. It is expected that in the year 2017 mobile payment transactions would be worth $60 billion globally and this figure would be tripled by the end of 2020. The launch of Android Pay and Google Wallet service, has revolutionized ecommerce business. Google has collaborated with many payment processors like Cybersource, Braintree etc to provide easy payment gateway options. The other models for mobile payments includes mobile wallets, card based payments and NFC( Near Field Communication). Considering this lucrative feature many organisations are hiring android app developers to facilitate their customers to purchase their goods online.

Augmented Reality (AR)

Android OS is the first choice for the developers who wish to develop Augmented reality based mobile apps and games. Simple, intuitive and convenient API, surface holder functions and high end graphics is the main reason behind selecting android platform for AR (Augmented Reality ) and VR (Virtual Reality) based mobile apps. According to the reports, the AR market accounts for around $ 1 Billion in the year 2017. Basically there is three different kinds of displays used in augmented reality. This display look like goggles or glasses along with it there is another display termed as spatial display which makes use of projection on graphical surfaces.

Internet of Things (IoT)

As per the survey from Gartner, in the year 2020 more than 60 billion devices would be interconnected with each other all over the globe. The connected devices includes smartwatch, sensors, mobile devices, smart refrigerators etc. Every connected devices require an app to transmit signals to other devices. So the android app developers need to update themselves with this latest technology so as to deliver a quality IoT ( Internet of Things ) based mobile app. Above all security would be one of the important aspect to be considered while developing an IoT Internet of Things solutions based app. To combat this rising security issues, data should be encrypted at high level along with strong authentic features of each IoT devices.


In the past wearable devices were used by healthcare professionals for healthcare related purposes only. But now the trend is changing wherein the wearable would be able to cater all the routine activities. This wearable devices operate through android based wearable apps. Google is very much concerned about the UI/UX designing interface of the app and thoroughly publishes the android development guides so that a boost is imparted to all the android devices. The API (Application Programming Interface) for the mobile application and wearable application is totally different. Google is extending the code library in order to develop robust and scalable apps for android wear.

Creative UI/UX designing

The app which has creative and eye-catching design interface is the one that has high number of downloads. So during the development phase, designing should be given a high-level priority.  Attractive UI design helps customers to gain loyalty and it also aids in imparting easy navigational feature. Implementation of latest tools should be incorporated during the designing phase of the mobile screen. The user engagement time increases when the user finds the design of the app intuitive in terms of both look and feel.


The real challenge that every developer faces nowadays is dynamic change in the mobile application development company process. This change comes up with new and better alternatives that aid in bug-free and customer-centric building of a mobile application. The above development trends will surely assist android programmers to develop a app that would have high resistance against the competitive business challenges coming up in the market.

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Rahim Makhani is the award winner CEO and founder of Auxano Global Services - a web and mobile application development company. He is keenly interested in writing technical blogs pertaining to android and iPhone application development. During his spare time, he loves to dive in the pool and enjoy playing golf with his friends.