It’s safe to say that in the near future, modern tech will become an integral part of software development. With the growing number of online businesses, software development changed quite fast. Nowadays there are more and more websites and mobile apps created seemingly daily. Additionally, new software solutions, tools and plugins are also hitting the market to cater to any potential needs and compensate for any shortcomings.
New tech is also improving the functionality and security of various software solutions. Solutions that are becoming obsolete are being upgraded or replaced by newer alternatives. On top of that, the efficiency of developing new software has increased significantly. So, with all of this in mind, let’s see what are some of the most popular software trends we can expect to see in 2021.
RPA bots and software development
Robotic Process Automation, or RPA for short, has already made its way into software development. This can easily bee noticed in areas where automation is being heavily implemented. For instance, baking, financial services and infrastructure (BFSI for short), as well as the healthcare system are already using automation to streamline their operations. Due to the limited workforce, there two industries have already automated the redundant documentation. This way, they can allocate their workforce to areas that require human skills and approach.
AI and software development
Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short, is no longer a new concept. It’s already being widely used in various industries and for various purposes. That being said, we can expect to see AI-integrated software in various businesses across the market. With such solutions, the online retail industry, for instance, will stand to gain a lot. With the help of the AI-integrated software, online retailers can easily track and analyze customer behavior. This way they can identify the areas of their business that work well and need to further improvement, as well as those that need to be improved upon.
Big data and software development
Big data is already being used by businesses small and large to try and understand the upcoming trends and gain insight into customer behavior, preferences and expectations. Needless to say, if integrated in software development, big data can really help streamline the entire process even further. So, it’s safe to say that big data will be used more and more in software development in the upcoming years.
Upgrading existing software solutions (kw)
Now, as mentioned earlier, the existing software solutions can become obsolete over time. This is particularly the case with software solutions that were created way before the modern tech reached its current state. In such cases, those solutions are generally being upgraded – if upgrades are even possible, or entirely replaced by more modern alternatives. This is particularly obvious in the latest iGaming software trends, for instance, as more and more online casinos are looking to implement contemporary solutions into their offer.
Blochian and software development
Blockchain is one of the best digital solutions of the modern day that ensures speed, transparency and -most importantly – excellent security. As such, it becomes quite an appealing factor to include in software development. Implementing blockchain in this process will not only leave zero room to any type of fraud, but it will also offer businesses elevated security. This, of course, will not only be great for businesses in the sense of their own security but it will also make said businesses more appealing to customers. Since online security is one of the most important factors for both businesses and customers alike, this innovation is more than highly-anticipated.
Cloud-centric software development
This will probably not come off as a surprise, but cloud technology has already surpassed its users when compared to the previous year. So, the fact that its user base is constantly growing has brought forth the need to integrate it into software development. More precisely, software development is expected to become more cloud-centric. What this mans that, most likely, all the data collected during the software development process will most likely be stored in the cloud.
IoT and software development
The Internet of Things, or IoT for short, is already used in various areas of our lives. However, its most notable application is in modern homes and buildings. The IoT is most commonly used to supervise locations and make our day-to-day lives at least a bit easier. However, we can soon expect it to become an integral part of software development as well. By doing so, everyone working on developing software solutions will be able to properly and more easily scale their skills.
Native app development
In the end, when talking about the most popular software trends we can expect to see in 2021, we simply need to mention the native app development as well. Native apps are apps created for specific OS and platforms. As such, they promise peak performance and improved user experience. This is most notable with GPS and similar tech solutions. As an example, a native GPS device app is going to work significantly better than any other web app alternative, thus offering a much more seamless experience.
Naturally, this was just a small glimpse of what we can expect the not-so-distant-future to bring. Needless to say, there are many other things that are bound to grow and evolve beyond their current abilities. So, let’s just sit back and see what other innovations and interesting trends the future holds for us.