Authored by: Amy
Apple has been constantly improving and enhancing its platform for the app development with the latest technologies. The year 2017 has bought the mind-blowing transformation with the update of iOS 11, advances towards Augmented Reality, the introduction of Swift 3.0 and much more. Most of the iOS developers who build apps focus on targeting audience with great purchasing power and those who are loyal to the platform. To retain the loyal customers, Apple must fulfill all their demands by delivering an exceptional user experience.
To survive the competitive app marketplace and to engage more customers, developers need to be aware of all the latest trends for developing successful iOS apps. Let’s find out all the top trends that every iPhone App Development Company must follow:
- Swift 3.0
Since the introduction of Swift platform two years back, Objective C has been overshadowed. With the latest release of Swift 3 in Xcode 8, the app developers had to deal with migration needs for changes such as new API design guidelines, consistent naming conventions, etc. Most importantly, APIs have got smarter & app development process has become much faster.
- Augmented Reality
With the utilization of GPS technology, Augmented Reality has taken the mobile app industry by storm allowing iOS developers to integrate AR for developing 3D gaming apps. The usage of AR in iOS apps has made the user experience more engaging. Along with that, Virtual Reality is expected to grow more in the years to come.
- GPS & iBeacon Technology
The location-based tracking system incorporated with GPS & iBeacon technology has enabled iOS app developers to serve customers better as per their location preferences. As iBeacon works more accurate than GPS and inside buildings, it helps in sending highly targeted marketing messages like offers, coupons, etc. to customers as they walk nearby.
As IoT enables you to control electrical appliances from iOS devices, it opens great opportunities for the app developers. A home automation platform called HomeKit has been introduced by Apple that not only allows device integration from multiple vendors into a single IoT ecosystem but also enable iPhone or Apple watch to control them.
The most important concern of developing iOS apps is to maintain the security standards as more users store personal data on their smartphones. Though several technological developments like AR, IoT, iBeacon, VR etc. has contributed towards the growth of apps, the iOS developers of every Mobile App Development Company need to address the challenging app security concerns.
- Apps for wearables
Though the main purpose of wearables like Apple watch is to track activity, it can control HomeKit devices, make payments through apps or even call emergency services. Along with integration of more iOS apps, the latest version of Apple watch OS 4 brings more intelligence & personalized fitness features with proactive Siri watch face displaying all the information user needs throughout the day.
All the above-stated technology trends should be followed by all the iOS app developers as early as possible to grab the competitive advantage in the apps market. Though these trends might sound a little challenging for the new developers, it will surely help in achieving the success and make your brand stand out. If you are planning to build an iOS app, make sure that you choose the right developer who has deep knowledge on all the above tech trends.