7 iOS App Development Trends to Watch Out in 2017Posted by Joe / August 31st, 2017 / 2 Responses
Apple has launched a lot of dynamic changes in the year 2017.With these changes and up-gradation, even the iOS developer needs to make some changes in their development strategies. With the larger part of the population drifting over internet, there is a sudden spike in the quantity of iPhone users. The Apple app store has paid around $70 billion to the developer ever since it’s inception and this figure is expected to see an uplift. Adjusting itself to the latest market trend, Apple has made a lot of changes in it’s standards.
The article has listed some of the trends that is expected to follow in this and the coming years. Check them out.
Right from the start of 2017, Tim Cook has been talking about Augmented reality. Hence, this along with GPS is expected to be a hot trend in this year and the years to come. This technology has already changed the entire landscape of gaming industry and will soon enter other industries such as retail, travel as well as the service industry. Apple has even introduced the ARKit, that is aimed at bringing the most advanced AR experience to iPhone and iPad. Using the features such as the sensor, embedded system, processor, artificial intelligence and others, the next generation mobile apps will showcase compelling and attractive virtual content on the actual-world scenes.
Improved security features
Along with the fantastic feature of enlarged reality, the security has become the biggest concern in the recent past. Owing to the fact that smartphone users still don’t take this aspect as seriously as they should, the app developers are supposed to provide the built-in security feature to users. App Transport Security (ATS) has made it mandatory for the iOS applications to prove their security features. However, the inbuilt security features of iPhones are progressing with each new update. The developers and the future apps need to stay in line with the standards with Apple.
The increase in the number of iWatches developed and used in 2017 has given a green flag for such wearable in the future. The demand and development of more such devices such as smart glasses and other wearable applications. However, with the exploding mobile eCommerce, the concern of security of the users. Hence, the iOS developers will have to learn about the new security standards of Apple. Along with this, the cost of feature-rich wearables will decrease, hence, the demand will definitely increase.
The all new App Store
The new app store of Apple offers amazing functionality and vital redesigns. The apps that are submitted to the store are reviewed within 24 hours. The new store will feature a new tab at the bottom of the screen. This tab will focus on apps and hence the users need not worry about the games being scrambled in the search. There will be a different tab for the games as per their ranking and popularity. The store users get the option to browse the app and games separately in the different tabs. Hence, the marketing strategies of the iOS apps should be made keeping the functionality and the features of the new app store in mind.
The cloud integrated apps are one of the emerging trends in both Andriod and iPhone apps. Thus, the apps in the future need to be a brilliant match up utilizing handheld app features along with Cloud incorporation. The cloud-based apps will reduce the size of the application and uplift the stockpiling limit in the gadgets. These apps will be not just be popular among individuals, but even in the organizations.
Use of local reference
The location based services and apps have been the talk of the town in recent past and will the market leader in the future. With this technology on the rise, the use of local reference in the apps. The iOS applications need to provide real-time reference and should deal with real time information. However, one of the biggest concern of these apps is that these services drain a lot of battery. Hence, the app that will deal with this issue will stand out in the crowd. The gen-next apps should implement indoor mapping, location-specific payment portals, retail offers, security features, navigation, and other such benefits that are the need of the hour.
IoT app Integration
Even though it took some time, the IoT industry is in the midst of a major boom. There has been a significant increase in the number of IoT developers in the year 2016 and it is estimated to go even further in 2017. With the growth in the advanced technology, even the mobile application development ecosystem need to stay in sync with the trend. In the years to come, the iOS app development will need to have their hands on IoT-based apps. Such integration will require the use of the complex mobile platform and strong backend infrastructure that can communicate as well as share data between different devices. Along with this, the efficient use of data analytics is the key in the coming years.
The mobile commerce and other mobile apps are poised to burst into the mainstream with new features. The above mentioned points looks into the trends, 2017 and beyond the emerging mCommerce trends, opportunities and challenges. Are you looking to yourself with the latest update with the feature iOS and iBeacon apps? Get in touch with us at Velocity.