Predictions on Software Development Trends in 2021
2020 was an unforeseen year for us. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives badly, affecting all the countries, sectors, and almost all individuals.
2020 was a significant year for the Software Development industry with various breakthroughs in different sectors. COVID-19 has sped up the digital transformation significantly, which will shape businesses in the near future.
Let us have a look at the software development trends in 2021.
Cloud technologies have gained prominence during the pandemic. Over 59% of enterprises expect to exceed their cloud usage plans.
Companies are trying to save as much as possible and reduce their costs during this pandemic. Cloud computing is a perfect opportunity to do so. Secondly, it is easier to work with clouds from any location. Therefore, it seems like the cloud is here to stay and continue to develop in 2021.
Human Augmentation, AR, and Mixed Reality
Since AR and mixed reality are actively used for remote training, healthcare, and gaming, human augmentation enhances human abilities by combining medicine and technology. Obviously, these technologies will be developing in the coming years.
The global mixed reality market is expected to grow at 73.2% per year in the next few years. Bigger investments and more new projects arrive in the niche, which means more rapid tech progress and faster implementation of innovations.
IoT Continues To Be Relevant
The Internet of Things is not a new technology, but it continues to influence lives all around the globe. The rapid growth of IoT is becoming a natural phenomenon. Consequently, IoT will continue to grow, and even more life-changing projects are to be expected.
Considering that humanity is still likely to stay at home even after 2020, tech companies will come up with new ways to make life at home memorable. Software developers will use technology to make homes smarter.
AI Follows IoT
IoT is based on AI. Hence, the niche will rapidly grow just like the previous one.
Yet, it may face even a bigger boost. AI is widely used in offices to prevent gatherings, detect asymptomatic COVID-19 infected, and automate processes that require big human teams. AI also helps retailers to understand how customers adapt to stay-at-home policies and may predict and, by doing so, prevent other pandemics.
Progressive Web Apps
Native apps are amazing but can be costly. PWAs (Progressive Web Apps) are web apps, proving to be a fundamental difference from native apps on iOS and Android. But they allow achieving almost the same qualities as native apps in terms of speed, user experience, security, and so on.
The trends in the IT industry change continuously. A developer or company must follow these trends to stay ahead of the curve.