What’s the difference between a trend and a fad? A fad is ephemeral which may get burn out shortly after it ignites, whereas trends last longer and affect multiple industries and markets.
To manage your business smoothly, it is mandatory to have some required software that can help you to keep the data in proper format as well as maintain it for a longer time. Different businesses have different needs. For instance — if you are running a hotel than hotel management software is essential for you. In the same order, to manage customer data in an efficient way, it is mandatory to have the ideal customer management software (CRM).
In this article, we will discuss some new trends that have emerged in software development and are very important for software professionals as well.
Single Page Applications
Mobile becomes the center
A new algorithm was released by Google in 2015 to help run websites if they are compatible with devices that are frequently used by customers like phones and tablets. This has surely increased the workload of developers and now mobile will be on the minds of all mobile app developers as the number of mobile searches is increasing when compared to that normal searches.
Scanners and Sensors
For custom software development, sensors and scanners are vital. In general, sensors collect data by themselves and scanners need user action. So when using scanners, actions initiated by the user need to be automatically programmed in the sensors.
The internet of things has been buzzing around for a while in software development trends. Generally, we don’t use the internet from one device as we keep on transitioning to several devices. Here, all the various devices are connected to the internet servers, clouds and much more. This is the phase of development known by the Internet of Things. With the increase in the use of IoT, software developers are being more vigilant and trying to identify how to properly program the devices so that the users can easily control them.
Progressive Web apps
These applications lie somewhere in between a web application and a mobile app by giving users the most up-to-date user experience across their devices seamlessly. PWAs are easier to develop and maintain than standard mobile apps so it’s likely that the growth of such apps will increase. They make use of Service Workers which run in every part of a PWA in the browser script in the background. The script enables smart caching, functions offline to visited sites, updates background, pushes notifications and other crucial features which helps to load a site faster after the very first visit.
We are in the era of wearable technology as we can see various tech-giants like Apple, Pebble, Moto and LG coming up with the smart wearable devices like smartwatches. Before this, developers only had to develop applications for mobile but now software developers can also create applications and services for these wearable devices as well. Most of these devices are based on a few complex algorithms.
The more you have connected the more security concerns you are going to have. Software is supposed to safeguard new technologies as companies all over the world are now concerned about the increasing mobile experience.
If your business model includes any software development then it is advisable to design and build in line with current trends to help you get qualitative products that can run for a longer period of time. A developer can ignore the previous features but they can definitely not ignore the trends as they are the ones to be utilized in an effective manner in order to sustain in this tough competitive world.
This kind of development refers to the tools and technologies along with some best practices which are used for embedding AI into the software applications. By using AI tools, you can develop AI-enhanced solutions like augmented analytics, automated testing, automated code generation, and solution development. For example, voice-responsive home assistants, insight-as-a-service, big information and smartphones for the consumers can help guide users through online processes by improving customer experience.
As AI penetration increases, technology is getting integrated into transportation, finance, education, and healthcare verticals. With the help of AI, the supply and demand chains have reduced their costs by predicting stock levels and reordering deliveries. Machine learning has also expanded its presence by monitoring the condition of parts and predicts related to their repair and maintenance.
The trends for any industry are going to change according to the customer base and business requirements. Staying at the top is always a priority for any business. However, if you want to succeed in your business model, try to remember these evolving trends which will help you to stay competitive. We hope these trends will help you while preparing for your next custom software development. Keep Learning!
Stephanie Donahole is working as a Business Analyst at Tatvasoft Australia, a .net and web development company specializing in custom software development. Her aim is to sharpen her analytical skills, deepening her data understanding and broaden her business knowledge in these years of her career. She loves to write about technology innovation and emergence. Follow Her on Twitter at @SDonahole.