Top 5 iOS Application Development Trends for 2018
This year will bring exciting innovations in iOS apps, like CoreML, augmented reality, and Apple HomeKit integration.
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Trends of iOS application development keep on changing year after year. We noticed some revolutionary changes in the app development market in 2017. Apple already launched two latest devices: the iPhone 8 (Plus) and iPhone X. We also saw major updates in iOS 11 in the form of iOS 11.3 beta. Apple is likely to upgrade in the upcoming year. Every iOS app development company is finding something that is futuristic. We have been at the leading the trends for past few years and the earliest adopters of technology that will suit you. Now we have come up with a list of trends to watch for in 2018 and beyond.
Augmented Reality Applications
With the launch of iOS 11, the most talked-about feature was augmented reality apps. Amazon also announced the Sumerian Application Platform, which supports Apples ARKit. It allows iOS app developers to build augmented reality, virtual reality, and other 3D applications compatible with the iPhone and iPad. We are expecting some augmented reality and virtual reality apps in 2018 for iOS users.
Apps With CoreML
Apple introduced a machine learning framework called CoreML. CoreML enables iOS developers to build an application with a few lines of code. CoreML can make iOS applications more feature-rich. This includes features like barcode detection, face recognition, object tracking, and many more. The best part of using CoreML in iOS app development is to enhance security.
Introduction of Swift 4
Swift was introduced by Apple and recognized as a fast-growing programming language. It is highly popular among the iOS community because of its adaptability and robustness. It's more reliable for iOS developers to use Swift 4 for mobile app development as the apps are faster and consume less memory on your device. We are looking forward to 2018 with more iOS app development with Swift 4.
The More User-Friendly Apple Pay
Digital payments are the future of transactions. Apple has introduced its own wallet application: Apple Pay. The user can use Apple Pay to make purchases in any kind of apps, either for food, shopping, online money transfer, booking tickets for events, movies, or anything. It changes the payments habits of iPhone users. In the upcoming years through Apple Pay, iOS app development is about to follow a cashless policy.
Apple HomeKit - A New Innovation by Apple
This is just an amazing creation by Apple Inc. for the future. HomeKit is a framework designed for home automation. This is one app for all home accessories. You can turn off the lights or AC from your iPhone. This futuristic technology allows iOS app developers to create such apps that can connect with Apple HomeKit to get control over your home appliances.
Technology is changing with time and we also need to keep up with its pace. Apple has a lot more for iOS developers and users in the upcoming year of 2018. To stay updated with the upcoming trends in the market, iOS developers need to develop trending apps.
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