Everything changes. And no, this is not just a lame quote we found somewhere on Tumblr. It is sad, or for some people, the exciting reality that we live in, where technologies change so fast, you don't even realize how all of a sudden the world is no longer the same.
So before you hire an iOS developer for your next big project, let's understand what changes you can expect in the iOS world very soon, or already today. This way, you will ensure that your app is following all the trends of 2021.
So, how can your iOS developer bring the future to your app? Here is what he should be aware of:Mobile application development is a rapidly evolving and highly-competitive sphere. Here are some trending iOS app developments to watch out for this year!Click To Tweet
LATEST TRENDS IN iOS DEVELOPMENT
1) Future of iOS development is in the Cloud
Today cloud technologies are the most trending ones. The Cloud is helping you to store a massive amount of data and organize it easily.
So if your iOS app uses cloud technology, you can be sure that it will offer you endless flexibility to run the app both on iOS and Android.
Why should you care about it? Well, because it also means that you will reach a way wider audience.
But there are a bunch of other reasons you should switch to Cloud-based apps. Here are the primary and most obvious advantages:
Overall, in 2021 Cloud is the way to go, so if you want to be a part of the next-generation apps, it is advisable to make your iOS app Cloud-based.
2) AR is booming
Remember those times when we were all excited about the augmented reality. Those AR Instagram filters where our face would be immersed into this peculiar digital world, or the mind-blowing games where it felt like you were walking through virtual heaven.
Whatever it is, the first shock and excitement about AR-s are already gone.
Today AR is slowly becoming a norm. We are used to seeing the enhanced versions of the physical world, and nothing surprises us anymore.
However, we are still more inclined to the apps that use AR than those that didn't. The AR-less apps seem to remain in the past, while those who actively engage AR seem way more modern and impressive.
So tell your iOS developer that you want your app to be spiced up with some futuristic AR features mixed with the old and gold VR.
3) iOS app development trends include chatbots
Let's be honest now: who wants to stay in front of their phone or computer screen all day and wait until someone texts them with questions about the app?
Now, no offense to the customer care employees, we love you a lot and appreciate your hard work, but the truth is if it could be automated, you will save a lot of time.
And another bitter-sweet truth is that it actually can be automated. Yes, there is a lot of human communication going on between you and the brand when you get a question or need to solve an issue; that's true.
However, sometimes the main thing you care for is the solution to your problem. So it does not matter much whether someone helped you, you found it on Google, or an automated Chatbot gave you the answer.
What matters most is how soon you got to solve your issue. So if chatbots can provide the quickest and most straightforward solution, you'll undoubtedly love them.
Chatbots are already a 2021 iOS trend, and many apps have included them in their features. So, it's time to get upgraded and get a chatbot for your app too.
4) Security is never out of trend
Finally, never forget about the security. Trends come and go, but the security stays.
You're a little lucky if you're working on an iOS app because Apple is believed to be the most trusted software out there. iOS is famous for the security protocols that make it almost impossible to hack the app or device.
Recently it even came up with more advanced security mechanisms with its iOS 14 version. However, you should still ensure that your app protects the user's data to the maximum and is 100% safe to use.
Keep an eye on these 2021 iOS trends, and your app will be loved and appreciated by all its users out there!