A combination of latest technologies and interactive applications is a big yes in the coming years. Consolidating our experience in developing end-to-end enterprise applications and market research, we have noted down some of the key trends that will rule enterprise application development in 2018.

Intelligent Applications

By 2021, Gartner projects that 40% of new enterprise applications implemented by service providers will include Artificial Intelligence capabilities. The use of intelligent apps will be largely observed in the Financial and Healthcare industries where customer behaviour insights can help to identify transaction fraudulence and improve diagnosis of diseases. According to the market report from IDC, the worldwide revenue from AR/VR would grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to $162 billion by 2020. Virtual Personal Assistants (VPA), IoT and literally every other app will have some element of AI and AR/VR in it. Customers will demand a mixed reality experience in 2018.

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

As the importance of mobile-friendly web applications increase, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are no longer the newbies in the arena. As per reports, over 4 million AMP’s have been published and over 25 million domains are creating AMP’s. Basically, AMP’s are HTML super lightweight pages designed for fast loading. The year 2018 will see a major increase in the number of these AMP’s as more businesses will shift their focus to AMP’s to get their web page loaded in milliseconds.

Wearable devices

Along with the increase in demand for mobility solutions, wearables have become quite familiar and effective in the form of smartwatches, fitness bands, and so on. By 2021, Gartner estimates that sales of smartwatches will total nearly 81M units – representing 16 percent of total wearable device sales, according to its forecast. These insights from various sources have definitely given the market leaders a heads up to start planning for their next set of unique and innovative wearable devices in 2018.

Progressive Web Applications

Web apps or websites that give the feel of native web apps will change the outlook of cross-platform application development in 2018. There will be high demand for Progressive Web Apps (PWA) as more customers demand enterprises to do more with less. Like hybrid apps, PWA’s will gain much popularity in enterprise application development in the coming years.

Security over Speed

According to the reports based on a security research project on web application vulnerabilities by Contrast Security, 69 percent of web applications are plagued by vulnerabilities that could lead to sensitive data exposure, and 55 percent by cross-site request forgery flaws. As security breaches became prevalent in 2017, the developer’s focus will be to create apps with high-security features than increased functionalities. Enterprise application development will include writing defensive code for the platforms and technologies used in the modern world.

Well, this clearly indicates that 2018 is going to be a promising year for enterprise application development. Make sure you choose the right technology solutions partner, to compete and win the battle!
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