The total number of smartphone users will be 3.8 billion by 2021. Similarly, the mobile app download count will reach 196 billion. These increasing numbers are connotative of the growing demand for smartphones and mobile apps in daily life. 

People, or say, customers, are making mobile a window to shop, play, eat, and work. They want to access it while on the move. Thus, many businesses' have already invested in mobile apps, and others plan to do so.

Do you have a mobile app for your eCommerce business?

Well, you must if you don't have one yet. Also, consider going for the Magento 2 mobile app. Because of its flexible and robust structure, the majority of businesses opt for it. Besides, Magento keeps bringing in updates and trends now and again. 

Do you want to know what's up for Magento 2 native apps in 2021?

Go through the article.

We've covered billion dollar insights about the upcoming latest trends of mobile apps. (Try to implement them in your business apps for better conversion.)

1. Cloud Computing

We are all aware of cloud computing. It's not a new concept. However, it always felt like a luxury or an option. But with the pandemic hitting the world, cloud computing has become the need of the hour. Companies worldwide are implementing work from home culture, which has led mobile app development companies to turn towards cloud computing. As cloud-based apps can work seamlessly without occupying space, prevent data loss, and enhance data security, many customers turn towards it and intend to use mobile apps even in the post-pandemic era. 

A few examples of the most frequently used apps include Slack, PayPal, Intercom, Salesforce, Google Drive, etc. 

2. Artificial Intelligence

AI is a powerful technology that can change the digital world, including mobile app development.

We know how AI works in eCommerce. It helps to learn more about consumer behavior, guides them through the shopping process, enables them to make a purchase, and more. Its integration with Magento 2 mobile apps will help you adapt to changing customer behavior patterns and enhance the customer journey. 

AI-enabled features like Chatbots, Product Recommendations, Smart Search, Automated Warehouse Management, Automated Email Marketing, and Speech Recognition will make your mobile apps interactive and converse. This personalized touch will give your business new heights. 

3. Voice Support

We all prefer multi-tasking, and it would be so unfair if an eCommerce business doesn't support it. It's tiring to surf through the entire website, select a product, and go through all the checkout steps. So, the voice-enabled search support came by. Through voice commands, customers can look for their products and search quicker than typing. They can simply carry out cooking in the kitchen and simultaneously purchase on the eCommerce store. And without a doubt, mobile apps with voice search are going to rock 2021.

4. Wearable Integration

Lately, wearable apps have been in demand. Gone are the days when people only had apps on their mobile phones. With technology, customers now tend to look for more convenient options. Thus, mobile app development companies are coming up with the state of the art solutions like 'wearable app integration.' It simplifies the process, and customers can access the app even without their phones. 

The purpose of these integrated apps differs. A few popular include Spotify, Google Keep, etc. 

Over to You

The mobile industry has seen an upsurge in the pandemic, and the demand will keep growing. To balance it out, 2021 will witness many new features and advancements in the mobile app development sector. If you are also in the mobile development sector or an eCommerce business owner, you can adopt the ideas mentioned above into your Magento 2 mobile app and stay relevant. 

Author's Bio: 

Maulik Shah is the founder and CEO of AppJetty, a fast growing app and extension store for various technologies. He writes about multiple aspects of ecommerce technology and is enthusiastic about making online business management easy