Trends of iOS app development keep on changing every year. We noticed some revolutionary changes in the app development industry last year. And this year Apple has launched 3 new iPhones- The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 (Plus) and iPhone X. We have also received Public Beta of iOS 12 and iOS 12 public release is scheduled for this Fall. Every iOS app development company is finding something that is futuristic. We have been leading the trends for past few years and the earliest adopters of technology that will suit you. There is no such a thing as a current mobile development trend. There are a few ways it develops in, and a few tendencies if you think of having one built. The iOS app developers should keep in mind that Apple is very specific about the app updates and the changes. If not followed properly, it becomes difficult to release your app on the Apple App Store. If stats are to be believed, there are about 2.2 million iOS apps in the app store last year. Here we discuss some of the top trends is iOS app development.

Swift 4

If you are an iOS developer, probably you must be aware of what Swift is. It is a programming language developed by Apple that offers support to the iOS and the Linux operating systems. In addition, it can also be pre-compiled for macOS and tvOS respectively. It can be considered as an advanced version of the Swift 3. It is a powerful programming language that is easy to learn and is known for its scalability and robust security. What’s in it for the developers? Firstly, the development of the applications will become much simpler and secondly it will not consume more memory of a device. Therefore, in 2018 the iOS apps will be securer and developed faster with the help of Swift 4.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Siri

Ever since Apple launched Siri; its personal assistant, it has gained much prominence worldwide. Siri has undoubtedly brought a major boost in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and contextual learning as it understands what people are searching and speaking. Moreover, it has helped a great deal in finding answers to important questions. In addition, it also offers a GPS pin, which helps you to get an access to the Citi Mobile App offering service as the task manager. So, now you can understand why it has turned to become favorite and will remain in limelight within the following years.

Blockchain Applications Development

Within a short span of time- blockchain has gained widespread popularity as the infrastructure behind bitcoin. Blockchain will be used widely by developers as an incorruptible digital ledger in the new year while developing financial apps. In 2018, they will leverage the shared incorruptible digital ledger to a variety of financial transactions and record transaction history.

While doing the enterprise mobile app development, developers will utilize blockchain to improve app security and data by removing the probability of data tampering. Further customizations of blockchain will enable us to record diverse types of valuable and sensitive transactions.

“As the foundations mature, we will see major advancements in the usage of blockchain solutions for consumers… Whether it be personal electric grid management, digital identity, gaming, loyalty or credit scoring, we will probably use a blockchain app in 2018” said Coin Desk about blockchain apps.

Security Empowering Apps.

With hacker attacks becoming more frequent, one of the core things for your application to have are the solid security checks.
Security these days is treasured everywhere – from chat applications (Telegram, Whatsapp and Signal in the list), password saving apps ( e.g. True Key app) and products like the SpiderOak. This app not only provides a handy cloud data storage, but also a secure one – all of your data is encrypted and can only be accessed with your password, which SpiderOak doesn’t save.

Matter of a fact, one of the hottest mobile app development trends have always been banking apps and their data protection. With cryptocurrencies popularity reaching its peak now, the new tendency is secure crypto-wallets, and let’s not forget about M-commerce – phone-to-phone payments should also be impregnable.

Hybrid Apps 

With the passage of time, the cross-platform apps have faded out and they are getting substituted by new and advanced tools including NativeScript and React Native etc. This will help a great deal in solving issues related to performance and user experience. It will also support in developing hybrid apps having better interfaces and UX. iOS developers will also be focusing on creating hybrid apps as it is time-saving

Apple HomeKit

“Internet of Things” (IoT) devices are prevalent in the global market.These devices currently operate with their companion apps. By leveraging Apple HomeKit, Apple’s framework for home automation, iOS app developers would be able to build apps that easily connect with smart home devices. With devices working in sync, to speaking with each other, there lies a tremendous potential to take home automation to new heights. Apple HomeKit will play a pivotal role in change for future, as the smart devices from IoT network will reach up to 50 billion by 2020, as estimated.