We are just a step away from entering into a world of transformation. Yes I am talking about the nearest future – 2019.

Expectations are sky high and the ground is prepared to witness the revolution of technology.

When we are talking about technical revolution, what are the KPIs (Key performance indicators) to judge this growth? Which is the first factor that pops up in your mind? Was it “Speed”?

The primary desire in the market ironically comes from the lack of patience – speed. For me, the first KPI of technology revolution is indeed ‘speed’. Speed of gadgets, speed of data transfer, speed of networking, speed of processing and 2019 is coming with the most awaited and the fastest networking solution- 5G.

Every day there is a new prediction in the market about 5G networks, and mobile app development sector is expecting a complete makeover by 5G.


Referring to MIT technology review:

“5G will become the underlying fabric of an entire ecosystem of fully connected intelligent sensors and devices, capable of overhauling economic and business policies, and further blurring geographical and cultural borders. It will be capable of delivering at every rung of the ecosystem’s ladder, and will provide seamless, continuous connectivity for business applications.”


Let’s talk about what 5G is bringing to the table for mobile app development.


We know that the most significant difference between 4G and 5G will be faster networking for the mobile end user, but how much faster? According to Qualcomm, It will be 10X faster than 4g and the network latency will go down to as low as one millisecond. Isn’t it mind-blowing?

10X speed will hold the power to connect and serve hundreds of IoT devices without a glitch, so this is meant to be a large step ahead for the growth of IoT development. I am not even talking about the download speed because that shouldn’t be an issue by 2019.


“In 2035, 5G will enable $12.3 trillion of global economic output.” – IHS


5G will be a medium to accelerate investment in the innovative app development sectors like Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Business apps and AR/VR.


Artificial intelligence

Combination of AI and 5G will make 2019 an era of intelligent 5G networking. These two ground-breaking technologies will make amazing things possible such as self-driven vehicles. Self-driving vehicles have been the talk of the technology universe for a long time, but when we are talking about driverless vehicles they need thousands of sensors and devices collecting piles of intelligent data and then processing it through complex algorithms and applying in real time. In the current scenario of AI, these vehicles would use clouds to store, process and again download the processed result and work according to that. Now imagine this whole process for a moving vehicle which needs to take action in a split of a second to avoid any accident. This needs a combination of high level of artificial intelligence and insanely fast networks. Throughout the roads you are driving on! Perhaps it must be easier for you to understand why this has not been made possible until now. Don’t go by the word but the meaning, 5G will definitely accelerate the speed and efficiency of self-driven vehicles. Can we have 5G nations?


Gaming Industry

The arrival of 5G in the Gaming industry is going to be revolutionary. App developers will have huge opportunities for building gaming apps like never before, where millions of users can interact and play much bigger games located at much farther distances suffering lesser lags and better features seamlessly.


User Experience

Whole app industry relies on user experience for success, and user experience is not just about graphics and UI/UX. Network speed plays an important role in defining the user experience. Most eye-catching graphics can be proved a disaster if they do not get network speed to load, so 5G can be a boon for app users struggling with speed. This will provide app developers with a window to play a little more with the app designs.

2019 is not just about graphics and games. In the words of MIT

Technology Review: “In health care, emergency response personnel can deliver more immediate diagnoses and care in cooperation with specialized remote medical care workers by assessing patients through high-fidelity video chats enhanced with AR overlays that display data collected through biometric sensors.”

Way to go.