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Mobile development trends in 2020

Mobile development industry is growing every day, new technologies and trends appear quicker and quicker. Our team has analyzed mobile app development industry. Let’s review growing trends for mobile development industry in 2020. 


According to Gartner, the number of connected IoT devices should count more than 26 billion units in 2020, including household appliances, toys, cars and many more.

Moreover, investment in IoT industry will probably reach 120 billion dollars in 2020. Taking this into consideration, market will need companies which can create and support mobile applications that work with IoT.

Cloud Integration

Cisco researched, that 905 of mobile traffic will use cloud solutions. The result of that will be 60% growth of cloud integration industry. Cloud mobile application are much more efficient lowering load on a mobile device computing power, as data exchange and storage happens on a cloud server.

Trends in cloud mobile technologies, which will be broadly used in 2020:

  • Quantum computing
  • Hybrid cloud solutions
  • Evolution of cloud services and solutions


Many mobile industry experts predict that mobile commerce will grow dramatically for multiple years.

Google Pay and Apple Pay are becoming more and more popular among users, they make buying experience fun and effortless. There is a trend for mobile app developers to create apps that will not require using credit card or cash to make transactions. This combined with wearable gadgets make opportunities for m-commerce very promising.

AR and VR

It is expected, that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will play an important role in mobile development industry shortly. AR and VR will not only be used in the gaming industry, but also in e-commerce, real estate, healthcare and many more. Google and Apple have created their own AR Core and AR Kit respectively, to help developers create more exciting applications. According to Digi-Capital, AR and VR are expected to generate 150 billion annual revenue. Taking into consideration the enormous potential and support of these technologies, we can predict that in the near future we will see firm growth of AR and VR.


Blockchain is breaking barriers of crypto currency. Blockchain data can be processed not only to store and track financial transactions, but also to collect and analyze other various things. The blockchain network has no central authority — it is the very definition of a democratized system. Since it is a shared and immutable ledger, the information in it is open for anyone and everyone to see. It’s very possible that we will see blockchain use in fin-tech industry, e-commerce, digital wallets, smart contract and many more.

Artificial intelligence (AI)

According to International Data Corporation (IDC) report, AI market will grow to 47 billion dollar industry by 2020.

One of the prominent examples of using artificial intelligence is Apple Siri. With its help you can control your smartphone by voice. Giants like Instagram, Facebook and Youtube use AI to track violations in their communities. As number of AI developers is growing more and more companies are able to develop their mobile application with artificial intelligence.  

There are multiple AI solutions for mobile app development:

  • AI has automated DevOps via AIOps
  • Microchips with integrated AI technology
  • Automated machine learning
  • Improved compatibility between neural networks with the help of AI

Virtual Personal Assistants (VPAs), Intelligent Apps, Cybersecurity or IoT will use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve performance, security and stability. 


Taking into consideration the number of changes and technologies in mobile development industry, the future is very promising both for ordinary users and businesses. 

We at Devforfun understand, that every new technology in mobile development industry has its own pros and cons. But we always thrive to adopt new technologies to solve business problems in the most innovative way without damaging quality and stability.