Could anybody ever think that someday we will be able to send thousands of GBs of data just within the blink of our eyelids? Such lightning-speed data transfer has become a reality thanks to the 5G network technology. The Fifth-Generation wireless cellular network, commonly referred to as the 5G network, is now out and will be made available for a wider audience around the world in a step-by-step manner. What does this lightning speed mean for mobile apps in general? What are the key value propositions offered by the 5G network for mobile apps in general? What are the possibilities to get unfolded for developers in emerging economies? How is mobile app development in India going to be impacted by the 5G network technology? Well, here we are going to explain this.
Loading delays remain a common concern for most mobile app users around the world. Particularly the loading delays make a very bad impact when the apps are being used for real-time communication and collaboration. The increased latency mainly causes loading delays in transmitting data. This is where the 5G network can make things drastically better.
At present, the 4G network has an average latency of around 50 milliseconds. In contrast, the 5G network will reduce the latency to just a single millisecond. This will bring down the loading delays and network interruptions to a minimum.
The 5G network ensures lightning-fast and smooth connectivity, and the speed of data transfer with 5G is at least 100 times faster than the speed offered by the 4G network.
According to experts, 5G data transfer speed will vary from 50 MB per second to more than 2 GB per second. So naturally, the users can expect lightning-fast downloading speed and data transfer at breakneck speed. The 5G network speed will tremendously benefit all the apps that rely on file transfer for their user experience.
Enhanced Connection Density and Quality
Connection quality depends upon the density of connection or the ability to send many messages in a particular area or by using the same hardware capabilities. At present, 4G networks can support sending messages to 2,000 connected devices in every 0.38 square mile of area.
With the increase of devices, the coverage area will definitely be reduced. This is one area where the 5G network can play a great role by maximizing the coverage area without restricting users in an area.
Advanced User Experience with Rich Media
One of the top advantages of the 5G network is the ease of incorporating media-rich user experience into mobile apps. Whether an app plays a video or incorporates a real-time audiovisual interaction, 5G network ensures a smooth user experience with apps in every possible way. This will help developers provide a better app user interface and user experience than ever before.
Improved AR and VR Experience
AR and VR technologies are just beginning to gain traction with mobile apps for their sophisticated user experience. But with the present network capacity, users can enjoy a limited AR and VR experience constrained by high latency and lower speed. The 5G network will be a game-changer in delivering a better user experience.
Better Cloud Support
Just because of the poor network connection and lack of speed, many apps rely less on cloud support for their mobile apps. However, thanks to the 5G network, apps will incorporate cloud support in their apps with more certainty. In addition, instant access to cloud-hosted and cloud store content will help developers rely less on device capacity.
Better IoT Apps
The connected ecosystem of gadgets is already knocking at the doors, and smart gadgets in every walk of life are constantly transforming our life. But often, increased latency and slow network speed prevent these connected gadgets and their corresponding IoT app from functioning less satisfactorily. This is where the 5G network can bring groundbreaking change.
5G is likely to take the concept of IoT apps to the next level. By establishing an interconnected ecosystem of devices and gadgets, the 5G network will impact the performance, communication, and collaboration of gadgets.
Thanks to the 5G network, smart homes, and smart ecosystems in workplaces can make big forward leaps. Moreover, the 5G network with a huge capacity to connect many devices will give more fuel power to the IoT app development in the years to come.
Precision Driven GPS and Hyperlocal Apps
For some years, mobile app development tends to be hyperlocal thanks to an array of sophisticated location tracking technologies and how they empower sophisticated user experience and targeting of customers. From GPS tracking to geofencing, all rely on high-speed connectivity and real-time location tracking. This is another app feature that is going to have a positive impact on the 5G network.
Just because 5G uses much higher, shorter radio wavelength and higher frequencies, enhanced coverage and smooth connectivity are guaranteed. This is why 5G is expected to ensure more accurate and precision-driven GPS tracking output than what we get today.