Technology and software are constantly developing and changing. As a result, most businesses just can’t keep up with the trends. Organizations and professionals that fail to capitalize on the latest technologies quickly see themselves losing their grip in the fast lane.
To manage your business flawlessly, it is important to have the required and appropriate software that can help you to keep your data in proper format as well as maintain it for a longer time. As different businesses have different needs, software development should be utilised accordingly. Let’s take a look at some of the popular high-level trends that are influencing software in 2019 and beyond:
Progressive web applications
PWA or Progressive web apps are websites with the feel of native mobile applications, having all the capabilities, information, and features of a conventional mobile application. They improve user engagement and increase conversions across various industries like e-commerce, banking, travel, media, and/or healthcare.
Progressive web applications can be run on mobiles, desktops, and tablets seamlessly, giving users a rich experience across devices.
AI-driven development implies best practices, tools, and technologies to create AI-equipped development tools and incorporate AI into your software and applications.
Gartner, a leading research and advisory company predicts that by 2022, at least 40% of new application development projects will have an AI-powered ‘virtual developer’ on their team. In 2019, there would be a growing demand for developers experienced in AI to meet the demand for this technology.
Blockchain is likely to gain traction across industries
Blockchain has gone beyond the mainstream finance sector to various industries like healthcare, IT, insurance, retail and more. Global players are now exploring multiple ways they can utilise Blockchain despite its mainstream monetary value transfers.
Thus, we can say that 2019 would see investments in blockchain for its evolving use cases such as the distribution of data, supply chain management, smart contracts, and identity management.
Internet of Things
Until 2-3 years ago, we thought of software as applications built limited to two platforms: mobile and desktop. Although mobile devices, especially smartphones are consuming more market share every year. New devices such as home speakers, smart thermostats, and wearable devices are also appearing with software written for them.
It’s predicted that IoT devices will reach a market of around $520 billion by 2021. With all these new devices, developing cross-platform software solutions that perform well on small screens, with voice control, or in virtual reality will be a major trend in software.
Evolving steadily with time, cloud-based services are likely to expand even further in 2019. The rise of completely new services hosted in the cloud is expected in 2019. For instance, the blockchain, virtual reality, or even IoT can all function as a cloud service. This expansion of cloud technology is likely to offer new opportunities to software developers and businesses alike.
2019 will be a blooming year for the above-mentioned software development trends. The omnipresent interconnectivity, data expansion, and emergence of intelligent software applications will all open up plenty of business and professional possibilities.
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