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What will be the impact of 5G on mobile app development?

2G continues to dominate as 5G subscriptions hit 2.14m

5G is the latest version of the mobile network that is an upgrade from the current 4G. 5G is the technology that will revolutionize and transform the mobile network infrastructure. 5G will fulfill the demands of the users and fulfil the gap that is missing in mobile network technology. With the 5G network, we will be able to get lightning-fast download speeds, which aren’t possible with the current 4G network. 5G will also lower the latency, leading to lesser delays and network interference.

With the introduction of the 5G network, mobile apps will perform better than before. As 5G will be introduced across the world, we will see a huge impact on mobile apps and they will function more efficiently and effectively than before. 5G will enable the developers to add new features and improve the already existing features in mobile apps. In this article we will be discussing some of the ways in which the 5G network will influence mobile app development:

More Immersive App Experience
The mobile app experience will become more immersive as we will see an upsurge in 5G usage across the world. AR and 3D-based mobile app development will start and these apps will soon take over the industry as the usage of 5G will increase around the globe. This will mark the beginning of an immersive gaming experience that we yet have to experience and for mobile apps, it will completely revolutionize how we use or interact with apps. Currently, we don’t have many 3D apps or games, we mostly have simple games like Words With Friends but that will soon change with 5G.

Integration of AR and VR
The scope of AR and VR isn’t too much because app developers cannot really integrate AR and VR into their apps on a wide scale because of network issues. The mobile internet network around the world is not powerful enough to support a wide-scale integration of AR and VR into mobile apps but as 5G will come, things will change.

5G is currently the superior network that eliminates latency issues and bandwidth problems. It is able to process huge volumes of data in a short time, allowing for a seamless experience. As 5G will become popular around the world, we will see developers integrating AR and VR into their apps and completely changing the app experience. For instance, the whole online shopping experience would change as users will be able to see a product as they would in real-time.

More Media Rich Content
5G is the latest generation of mobile data technology and with 5G, we will see more media-rich content in apps. One of the benefits of the 5G technology is that it can load media-rich content seamlessly in no time and this will be very beneficial in the future. Developers will be leveraging this technology and including more media-rich content into their apps. Activities like video stream or live streaming will become a common norm because of faster speeds. Low latency and faster speeds will ensure that users have an uninterrupted viewing experience.

Reduced Dependency On Device Hardware
Cloud compatibility will also increase with the 5G technology while dependency on the device’s hardware will decrease. Cloud computing allows you to access files, folders, and programs stored on your cloud drive from anywhere. With the 5G technology, developers will start to utilize the cloud and reduce their dependence on the device’s hardware.

Because of the faster speeds and better connectivity, developers would start to place their app’s data on the cloud instead of the device, allowing users to run the app without installing it on the device. This will allow developers to build high-end apps and games without keeping hardware limitations in mind. We already have some apps like Scrabble Word Finder that run on the cloud/external servers without any dependency on the device’s hardware but after the 5G, we will see a huge increase in such apps.

Improved GPS Performance
We can’t complain about the GPS technology and the performance of GPS technology because it is already doing an excellent job but with the 5G technology, we will see a boost in mobile-based GPS technology. We will see an increase in the number of GPS-based mobile apps and the precision of 5G technology will increase substantially because of better connectivity and faster speeds of the 5G technology.

This will bring a revolution in navigation apps as we will see more accurate real-time results. It will also be beneficial for the automobile industry as it will be a step further toward self-driving cars because of faster internet speeds, reliable connectivity, and accurate real-time locations.