The Most Important Mobile App Development Trends for 2022 and Beyond

Indian App Developers
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A fresh new year 2022 is approaching, and this is high time we take stock of the biggest trends that will impact mobile app development.

It can be hardly denied that mobile apps continuously accelerate change in business operations, marketplaces, and addressing customers. As per Statista, by 2022, the total revenue earned by apps across stores will likely reach a staggering $693 billion.

The app development industry is evolving rapidly and accommodating new trends, features, and user experience attributes. As the new year is approaching, it is high time to take a closer look at the key trends that will shape mobile app development. Let’s explain the most significant app development trends for 2022 and beyond.

Conversational Interfaces & Chatbots

Mobile chatbots have been here for some time, and they tend to become more advanced and more prosperous with features over time. Chatbots come with built-in algorithms to respond to customer queries in the proper context and time to pave the way for satisfactory customer service and increased business conversion.

Business apps will use chatbots to push business conversion and provide customer service except for some complicated regions that need manual involvement in the years to come. Thanks to chatbots, businesses can understand how to create an app with conversational interfaces: though chatbots are increasingly becoming more intelligent because of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology integration.

Blockchain App Development

A couple of years before, blockchain technology was mainly seen as the elementary technology for cryptocurrencies and smart contracts. Soon, a lot of other potentials of Blockchain were revealed to app developers worldwide. App developers, thanks to Blockchain, can create apps that can have a decentralized database fully resistant to frauds and data breaches. One of the important ways Blockchain brought a new trend to the app world is decentralized mobile apps.

Decentralized apps are also called the DApps, and they brought the model of community ownership for the apps. Since no one owns them, they can be maintained or updated frequently without depending on a single source; these apps are also very unlikely to shut down or face any downtime because of their community-run.

Smart Mobile Connected Things

Through mobile apps, the Internet of Things (IoT) brought us an advanced ecosystem of connected devices, gadgets, and apps. Internet of Things (IoT) representing embedded sensors, connected electronic devices, and software applications allow people to interact with the digital world around them through meaningful app interactions.

We now have many connected, intelligent home gadgets, wearables, and workplace gadgets that can be operated through IoT mobile apps. The connected smart speaker that allows you to make voice commands for on-demand services or just for playing streaming video content offers us an excellent example of this. In 2022, these connected things and the corresponding app market will have a more impactful role.

Building Apps for Foldables

Several leading smartphone manufacturers, including Samsung and LG, have developed foldable OLED display devices. The Android operating system has taken several steps to use this technology for a better smartphone user experience. Google unleashed ‘screen continuity’ API to offer comprehensive support for foldable Android devices.

Several leading Android apps have developed the necessary optimization for folded devices in sync with Google support. Amazon Prime Video, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, and many other popular apps have been optimized to improve user experience on foldable devices. In 2022, many new apps will use the larger screen size of foldable devices.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)

AI has been incorporated into the mobile arena, particularly by intelligent virtual assistant solutions such as Siri. This innovation has slipped into many mobile app projects, ensuring a better and more personalized user experience. In chatbots also AI technology has been incorporated to deliver a more customer-centric user experience.

In 2022, the impact of AI & Machine Learning technologies will surpass way beyond Chatbots and virtual assistants. In mobile e-commerce apps, AI and machine learning will play a more significant role in making highly personalized recommendations based on customer intent. AI and ML technologies will also play a key role in business process automation through enterprise and ERP apps in the years to come.

On-Demand Apps

On-demand apps starting from Uber have brought mobile apps to everyday business needs and customer requirements. On-demand apps have experienced a boom for several consecutive years now. These apps are likely to play a more significant and more impactful role in the coming years.

More businesses are day to day consumer requirements will be addressed by on-demand apps. Already there are on-demand apps for healthcare, food, essential commodities, essential services like housekeeping, gardening, plumbing, etc. Many innovative services based upon modern lifestyle requirements will further foster the growth of on-demand apps.

Mobile Commerce

E-commerce stores have already turned to mobile commerce apps. Since most customers access web stores through their mobile devices, online retailers are turning to mobile apps to boost customer loyalty, footfall, and business conversion. In 2022, mobile commerce apps will finally replace the eCommerce stores accessible through mobile browsers.

Close collaboration and integration of native platform and device features and key technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will significantly engage customers with a sophisticated shopping and browsing experience.


We all know that mobile app development is going through a rapid transformation. Apps need to stay competitive through innovations and unique user experience attributes. Most apps fail to be successful simply because of the inability to stay ahead of the curve of innovations. The app development trends mentioned above will likely remain at the forefront throughout 2022 and years beyond. Just embrace these trends with open arms for your app projects and experience the magic.