As we bid a good bye to 2016, we crash through the tech trends that 2016 witnessed in the year. 2016 without a doubt bought a number technological trends with respect to the programs, platforms and applications. So, here we are glancing over the latest iPhone app development trends that made 2016 a year of tech junkies.
- Congruence across number of devices
One of the popular trend observed was that of sync with the multiple devices. The cloud technologies are aiding in creating the congruency between the iPhone applications and multiple devices. This is enabling the developer in reducing the size of the application as well as enhance the user interface and experience.
- Better security applications
About75% of applications secured lower than the brink mark for security, states a reported generated by 2015 Gartner app security report. This also clears that there is a significant rise towards more secure in-app purchase modes. Along with threat, the developers of iPhone applications are expected to increase the threshold app security limits which would further add reliability to the iPhone applications.
- Location tracking approach to enrich marketing efforts
With the objective of gaining a better understanding of a customer’s need, want and demand the business are inclined towards the integration of location tracking in the application. “iBeacon” being a standard location tracker requires a large database inputs which utilizes the major chunk of battery leading to power draining of the mobile phones.
In order to gain a lead in this trend, the developers dedicatedly need to figure out ways in which they can optimise the functionality of this application without compromising on the mobile batteries.
- The open source swift
The language of application development has turned open source which adds up to its adoption rates. There are inarguably numerous developers who agree that ‘swift’ is so far an easier language of development in comparison with Objective-C. The predictable trends suggest that due to the variety of new developer-friendly features swift would be extensively used by the developers.
- Diffused backgrounds in trend
It is technically not possible to have diffused backgrounds for all kinds of applications, however, the developers are adapting to this trend to a greater extent. A number of designer and developers are opting for diffused backgrounds in the application along with highlighted call-to-action button. The aim of this particular style is to grab the attention of the user exactly where it is required the most.
- Freebie applications
The trend also predicts that most of the applications will be free for the users. Even though the application developed by e-commerce portals are free already yet non – commerce applications shall be made free. Currently, there are 75% of application that is freely available however the reports suggest that perhaps this number shall increase up to 93% in the coming year. However, the app developers need to ace at maintaining the security, avail the right kind of marketing an advertising technique and develop upgrades.
- Emphasis on mobile commerce
The mobile commerce is growing aggressively in the years ahead. Going by the trends any web developer who is willing to expand the skill sin the tech industry must consider learning mobile application development. The demand is huge in the market currently and it wouldn’t come down at any point in time. Every e-commerce portal is keen on launching an application as well.
There are tremendous growth and improvement opportunities that 2017 foresees in the years ahead. Every technology needs to be equipped developers to enhance the experience and counter the shortcomings. The new trends are supposedly opening the channels for a lot of developers in testing and broadening their skills.