The biggest trend for mobile app development in 2018 is predicted to be the fusing in of digital assistants& the chatbots powered by Artificial Intelligence.Interesting statistics say a lot about the next in mobile technology.
The forecast by experts from Juniper Research mentions that chatbots will be responsible for the cost saving of over $8 billion annually by 2022, up from $20 million in 2017.
According to the prediction by Gartner, the chatbots will power about 85% of all customer service interaction by 2020.
By 2019, in order to improve productivity and efficiency, 75% of workers using enterprise application will take the aid of the intelligent personal assistants, says a report from IDC.
But then 2017 has been interesting too!
The Mobile Genres in 2017
“An iPod, a phone, an internet mobile communicator… these are NOT three separate devices! And we are calling it iPhone! Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is……”
Steve Jobs -Defines a Vision, Light Years Ago!
This seems way too long but it was the revolutionary vision of the man whom we lost way too early. The thought of what he would have uncovered at the WWDC2017 held this summer which was driven by Tim Cook, generally comes to one’s mind. The idea of an iPod was activated observing the fact that his daughter uses the bulky device to store her music. From there on, it has been a decade since there has been a series of personal devices unveiled year after year.
This paved way for the iOS application development.
Siri becomes more human
Due to the intelligence of natural processing algorithms of AI, Siri now can converse in a human-like manner with both male and female voices. Deep learning technology has helped Siri with better pronunciation and having a more expressive voice. With the advent of artificial intelligence into iOS has made iOS apps more innovative. The practical knowledge has helped Siri to do lot more than simple searches and assisting with native apps.
Android O, was announced during the Google I/O 2017 developer conference in May is under carrier testing for a few selected phones like Pixel, Nexus, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony and others would be on Oreo by the end of the year.
On Tuesday, while most of USA were occupied by the solar eclipse frenzy, the Andriod fans were occupied with research on the latest feature list with Oreo.
Mobile App Development in 2017
Since the entry of the Kotlin into the IT world, the developers are excited to be working on it especially for Android development, but this does not really signify the descent of Java Application development who has been the master of all development languages.
With newer technologies coming in, the older ones might face competition as there are newer advanced features included in these languages. But it is yet to see how strongly and consistently will Kotlin withstand the monopoly of java it has been ruling the development world since ages. Though Kotlin has tried its best to interoperate with Java seamlessly, therefore the shift from Java to Kotlin should not be that difficult. But time will speak for itself to get perfect evaluation and comparison about these technologies especially when they will both be used globally in parallel.
Swift, the programming language of iOS enables programmers to develop software for desktop, phones, serves, iPad and virtually every device that allows developers to build software that is easy to use and quick to develop. It was not very long when we heard & read about the upcoming Swift, introduced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers conference 2014, along with iOS 8, WWDC 2014 before being made open source in late 2015.
The lightweight syntax & simplicity of writing code as well as maintaining it makes Swift more acceptable. What catches attention about Swift is about its ability to leverage practically all modern-day devices which are iOS based.
React Native ensures that developers use ground-level user interface blocks similar to normal Android or iOS apps. Application design is reused across the platform as developers need not write different code for iOS and Android.A complete cross-platform mobile app development using React Native is almost similar to an application that is designed in JAVA or Objective-C and is virtually indistinguishable.
From 2017 To 2018
The mobile app development inclinations in the year 2018 will be mainly driven by the current usage pattern of mobile users, how, why and what purposes are they using it for. Advanced technologies are enhancing the way we use our mobile phones and attracting mobile users like never before.