The idea of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) did raise some eyebrows, but the kind of show it has put up in the year 2021, or before is quite commendable. Let’s talk stats, the NFT trading volume added to almost $11 billion in Q3, per week NFT sales touch millions, OpenSea’s trade is surmounted over 800 per cent, the most expensive NFT was sold for $532 million; these numbers are just the tip of the iceberg, there is a lot that NFT has to offer this year as well. As we usher into 2022, we will surely see NFT growing beyond imagination. As it does, we find the trends that will get leverage in 2022 and beyond.
Elements such as the internet, smartphones, and tablets have given improbable leverage to mobile application development. The Apple Store has over 1.96 million apps open for download, while the Google Play Store boasts more than 2.87 million applications. With that, the mobile development market is expected to reach over $935 billion by 2023. All these number games, prove that the application development industry has proved its worth. It is given that mobile applications won’t succeed if they are not installed, and for them to be downloaded, they need to have the fire in their belly to keep their users engrossed. In this article, we have penned down the top seven mobile applications that will trend in 2022.
Let’s talk stats. From just 66 digital coins in 2013 to currently over 7,557, cryptocurrency has surely come a long way. The rise of cryptocurrencies have given an upthrust to the wealth of several people. Released in 2009, Bitcoin - a decentralized digital currency, has a market value of over $1.03 trillion. Considering all these numbers, it is right to say that cryptocurrency has surely become a household name. Almost 79 percent of cryptocurrency owners in UK have invested in Bitcoin. And studies suggest, with over 10.07 crore, India has the highest number of crypto owners in the world. All these numbers exude the importance of cryptocurrency and goes on to prove that it is here to stay for long. All said and done, we also need to take note that understanding cryptocurrency is like learning a new language. What seems to be utterly difficult in the beginning, with experience it becomes a piece of cake. As a greater number of investors are setting foot in this water, they should make sure that they don’t commit the following mistakes. If they sail past these mistakes, they will surely deep dive into an ocean of wealth.
Looks, Looks, and Looks… When it comes to smartphones, the mobile’s UX/UI is the first element that makes an everlasting impression. That means the look and feel of a smartphone should be beyond the user’s imagination. Too much pressure, isn’t it? Like fashion trends, UX/UI mobile design trends have become the talk of the town. But as the world constantly changes, these trends also continuously evolve. Be the trends such as DIY tooling or minimalization or using creative geometric structures or providing trendy icon packs, UI/UX elements should do their best to engage the users. In this blog, we present to you the top 10 UX/UI trends that will touch the user’s heart and create a place in their lives.
What according to you is an organization’s ultimate goal? In all fairness, we reckon the organization hopes to grow and bounds, touch the lives of millions and make a wholesome living out of its products. When we come to the technical aspect of it, going with today’s trend, the organization wishes to develop the best cross-platform app for their business, and with that, they envision incorporating a stable functional application to the marketplace. It goes without saying that the number of mobile users is increasing per second. This gives the company more mileage to reach to them. Currently, hybrid mobile app development has taken the driver’s seat because of what it brings to the table. Finding the best framework not only makes the developer’s life easy but when used in the right way it also aids in amplifying the company’s growth. In this article, we provide you with the best Hybrid Mobile App Development Frameworks that will add value to your business.
‘Hey, so, your product seems interesting. Send me your website link, so that I can find out more about your product.’ The first statement sure puts a smile on your face. But, in case, if you live under a rock to not have a website, the second statement will indeed make you cry. In today’s world, a website has reached a pinnacle of importance. Regardless of your industry or product, these days, a user connects more with the website as it provides all the information under one roof. As per Hook Agency, with a global population of 7.8 billion, the number of active websites is 1.5 billion. This speaks volumes of web development.
"If you don’t like testing your product, most likely your customers won’t like to test it either."
Before we begin to understand this saying, here are some hard-hitting facts. As per Statista, by 2025, the number of mobile users is predicted to reach 7.49 billion. This growing love for mobile has given the developers a chance to showcase their talent and develop unimaginable apps. It is said that by 2022, the number of mobile applications downloads will rise to 258 billion. The greater number of users means the greater number of feedbacks. And when these feedbacks are utilised positively, it is going to benefit the product in the longer run. It goes without saying, when the application performs well, the number of downloads and loyal customers will hit the sky. While more than half of the downloaded apps are unused, 71 per cent of apps are uninstalled because they crash often. Getting witnessed when your app gets downloaded is a quarter of the battle won. The game begins once the user starts using the app. In order to touch the hearts of the users, the apps that you develop must be flawless. If you don’t test your apps, it is impossible to reach the goal to provide the best user experience. Thus, the above saying enunciates the importance of mobile application testing.
The success of a brand always boils down to its user engagement. High engagement is crucial in understanding the product’s profitability, and on the other hand, it exudes the loyalty of the customers and their expectations from the brand as well. As per a report published by PWC, user experience is everything. They say, 73 percent of all people point to customer experience as an important factor in their purchasing decisions. Time and again, we humans have devised plans to captivate users' attention. And in the recent past, mobile gamification has played a significant role in doing so. The science of applying the game dynamics or the important elements of the game into various mobile apps and software has simply revolutionized the relationship between brands and users. A recent study done by Mordor Intelligence suggests that in 2019, the global gamification market had reached over $7.17 Bn in value. And by 2025, the CAGR is expected to witness a growth of over 30.1 per cent. This further denotes the vital co-relation between mobile gamification and user engagement.
There is always more to QR Codes than what we see through our eyes. Gone are the days, when QR Codes were scanned for payments only. Owing to its flexible nature, this technology has made its way in almost all the industries - banking, retail, finance, HR and payrolls, education, and marketing, just to name a few. However, the way it has navigated its path in the healthcare sector is highly commendable. A recent study by Juniper Research states that by 2022 the number of QR code coupons redeemed via mobile will reach 5.3 billion. This means various industries, especially wellness and healthcare will surely benefit from this.
Imagine this! Your shipment is out for delivery but because of some reasons, it gets stuck at an international border. The border officials won’t allow the cargo to pass unless all the documents are sorted. The driver is in a fix, further putting tons of pressure on the company to sort out the issues. Unless the bill of lading, commercial invoice, quality certificate, and a few other documents aren’t presented to the border official, the entire process comes to a standstill. During such times, if the company has a centralized application that caters to dire needs like these, tense situations like such can surely be avoided. This is when the enterprise applications come into the picture.