In the present era, software is redefined to quick, instant and smart. Any application that can match these three points would be ideal for an end user who expects information at fingertips and yes, with real-time added to it.
Today, people in the world are found to be spending more time on applications such as Twitter and Instagram, where information exchanged is short and crisp. The trend says that if the user is not satisfied with an application for the first time, chances of liking and using it later is less. So any new application has to be up to the mark, trendy and must assure that the criterion required by a user is met.
Considering the expectations of the users, the software industry keeps updating itself every passing day. So, if you are a software developer or someone with a keen interest in the software industry, here are top five trends in software development you need to catch up with and cannot afford to miss.
1. Internet of Things – IOT
Simply put, the IoT is the connection of devices (other than computers and smartphones) to the Internet. For instance, things such as kitchen appliances, bikes, and all things you can possibly think of can be connected to the Internet through the IoT. The development of the IoT is from the convergence of micro-services, wireless technologies, and the internet.
This merging has helped break down the silo walls between information technology and operational technology, thus permitting unstructured data generated by machines to be carefully studied for insights that will help in further improvements. This data is further operationalised to streamline core processes and better service the customer.
2. Chat apps – Chatbots
Essentially, chatbots are automation of human interaction with businesses and have already been named ‘new apps’ because they are expected eventually replace mobile applications. The increasing use of smart apps today is because of the new trend of various messaging apps and chat options that are intelligent enough to read human emotions and respond accordingly.
This is quite a challenge for the developers to work on as more and more users spend time on chats and on real time interactions than they do on social media. What is really expected: keeping up the pace with different technologies, data, endpoints, platforms, backend systems and keep all these in sync with innovation.
3. Data Handling
Understanding the power of data and how to handle it in any situation across the industry is the need of the hour. What is the user requirement what the user is looking for: be it the past, present and future decision capabilities is all handled by the data analytics team.
Predictive intelligent advanced tools are used in procuring these data and know how to use it at the right time. A new team of data scientists will soon be formed for this task and they will be as important as the core team of any industry, just like the Human Resource and the marketing team in a company.
4. AR- Augmented Reality
This is the next biggest boom in the industry. Augmented reality brings elements of the virtual world into the real world, and by enhancing the things we see, feel, and hear, it blurs the line between reality and computer-generated data. Augmented reality adds haptic feedback, graphics, sounds, and smell to the natural world.
While video games and cell phones are driving the development of augmented reality, simulations, robotics, gaming industry top the list of industries it shall be a part of. A prototype, look like touch and feel is what makes it different from the new smart apps that work on human interactions.
5. Security- PaaS
Data security and data loss will be a history in the coming times. Data accessed remotely and through mobile requires just an internet connection and data being highly volatile, is easily accessible to anyone. Intelligent apps that are built to handle the same have thus become the key accelerators for new level of cloud growth. And here comes in PaaS, alternatively known as Platform as a Service.
PaaS is a type of cloud computing that provides an environment and a platform to developers to build applications and services simply over the internet. These applications and services are hosted in the cloud and the users can access them through their web browser. PaaS can help various businesses, web developers and software application development team.
Every passing day, technology, industry and even the users are using smart, intelligent, interactive, and predictive analytics techniques and tools. In this fast and smart era, one can sustain only when the need of the hour is met. We are living in a highly competitive and fast world that and if we are not smart enough, then we shall never realize when the technology of the day becomes obsolete.