Top 5 iOS App Development Trends that will Shape 2018

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Top 5 iOS App Development Trends that will Shape 2018

During the launch of iPhone in 2007, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs quoted, “iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone”. “It is way smarter than any mobile device has ever been, and super-easy to use.”

With Apple introducing new concepts and trendy features frequently, business visionaries see iOS applications as the most lucrative source to boost their business’ success. In order to make the most out of iOS platform’s functionality and scope, you must understand the trends shaping 2018.

iPad Apps

The last quarter of 2017 saw massive increase in iPad sales. Nearly half of the over 2.2 million iOS applications listed in Apple’s App Store are already native for iPads. With the rising demand for iPads, 2018 is going to be more about iOS application development for iPads.

IoT-Focused Apps

With the new wave of connectivity – the Internet of Things (IoT), it is expected that the number of internet-connected devices will rise up to 50 billion by 2020. With the buzzing craze for a connected, more productive life, more and more businesses and iOS developers are focusing on building applications that can assist the concept of IoT. The world needs more apps that can communicate with internet-enabled smart devices using sensor-based technology.

GPS-Enabled Apps

One fine example of a GPS-enabled application that went viral is Pokemon Go. With consumers becoming comfortable about getting their location tracked by apps, iOS developers have a lot of possibilities to play with. However, security still remains a primary concern.

Security-Focused Apps

Having talked about security being a primary concern, App Transport Security (ATS) has been made mandatory for all iOS apps. This act is in complete alignment to the new wave of security-focused app development.

Dedicated Apps for Enterprises

In the years to come, more and more enterprises/companies will be having dedicated applications for their business. These apps shall vary from apps focused on customer engagement to apps focused on day-to-day tasks and data management within the enterprise. iOS developers have ample opportunities to make effective use of technology for developing cutting-edge applications for uplifting enterprises. These kind of apps are most likely to go viral in the year 2018. Businesses and iOS developers are continuously making efforts to stay up in the competition with the latest trends in iOS app development.
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