Top 5 Futuristic iOS Application Development Trends in 2020

  • By Amardeep Singh Sandhu

  • 9th July 2020

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Technology never fails to amaze us. With time technology brings something new, which opens doors of opportunity for businesses. In today’s tech world, one thing is certain; if you capitalize on the tech opportunity, you will come victorious in the fierce competition. Today in this blog, we are going to talk about one such technology that has changed the way users interact with their smartphones.

By now you would have guessed it that we are talking about mobile app technology. And, it’s impossible not to include iOS mobile development trends when we talk about the latest game-changing mobile app development trends. Going by the statistics, iOS apps will hit the 2 million mark soon, so it’s essential for the development community to stay up to date with the latest iOS application development trends. There are approximately 4 million apps for users. From the developer’s point of view, the more the apps, the more essential it’s to keep a tab on the latest happenings.

The future of iOS app development is right here!

What the future holds for iOS app development? What are the crucial iOS development trends? We will answer all your questions right here, right now! We can say it with 100% conviction that iOS is the platform of the future. In 2008 when the Apple store was first launched, there were only 500 apps. A decade later, 20 million app developers were registered on the platform, catering to 500 million weekly visitors. Impressive, isn’t it? And, what’s more, impressive is that the number is going to increase further in 2020.

Do you know iOS apps have surpassed the 2 million mark, making it the leading mobile development platform along with Android? This means there a great opportunity for developers to boost their business by keeping a close eye on the latest iOS app development trends.

Here are some of the iOS app development trends that will take the tech world by storm.


• Swift 5 programming language:

Recently, Apple launched its Swift 5 programming language, which comes with a stable application binary interface and binary compatibility. Now, the company is looking for a means to integrate this new language into their business. The mobile company will integrate Swift libraries with the present and future versions of macOS, iO, wearable OS, and TVOS. This means mobile application developers will no longer have to include these libraries, and application will become easy to build. The new software is compatible with Linux. Hence developers can easily upgrade their knowledge base for new Swift 5 while developing apps.

• Wearables and IoT:

Thanks to IoT, users can connect digital, mechanical, and computing devices to exchange and transfer data. According to a recent study by the end of 2020, there will be around 31 billion interconnected devices. iOS app developers can harness this technology to build apps that will attract new audiences and retain existing ones. iOS apps powered by IoT will help users to connect bands, wristwatches, and other wearable’s to smartphones. By integrating iOS apps with IoT technology, developers allow users to control anything remotely by using the apps.

• Apple HomeKit:

With Apple HomeKit, users can communicate as well as control the connected devices and accessories in the home while using the apps. With the HomeKit, users control the connected devices and get the option to create a group to trigger Siri’s voice command. Developers can create smart home products that they can integrate into such devices. Apple HomeKit will bring revolutionary changes in home automation, and the elements of IoT will grow simultaneously with these innovations.

• Improvements in-app security:

One trend that developers must watch out for is the improved app security. To maintain the privacy of users, it’s essential to stay upto date with the security measures. Customers prefer Apple because of its high-security policies. Hence, security is the first thing to look out for in iOS app development. iOS apps should protect user data without compromising the performance. To improve security, developers can add App Transport Security for every app they build. Developers and designers must include more security features in the beginning phases of the app development process.

• Transformation through AR and VR:

One IoT mobile app development trend that reflects the power of innovation and technology is AR and VR. Many eCommerce giants like IKEA, Gap, and others have already used AR and VR in their iOS applications to boost their sales. By 2020, AR and VR based ideas will be fully functional in iOS applications. By utilizing new technology, developers can build real-time applications to increase user experience and build a strong connection with customers. All this has been possible because of ArKit by Apple, which helps build standalone AR integrated iOS applications. Examples of iOS AR-VR based applications are Dance Reality and Houzz.

In the end, we can say king is the one who utilizes these trends on time. With these trends, one thing is sure that there will be fierce competition amongst developers. By integrating your application with the new trends, you will get the upper hand over competitors.

Written By
Amardeep Singh Sandhu
calendar 9th July 2020
Amardeep Singh Sandhu, head of the mobile applications department at Deftsoft, is known for implementing new technological trends in real-life applications. Having worked with popular mobile application platforms like iOS, android and hybrid. He brings the best and creative ideas, making sure the voice of the brand reaches the right people. He is responsible for exponential growth in the mobile application marketplace.

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