Software Development Trends in 2021

As you might have already known, 2020 has been a year like no other. COVID 19 has in a way forced a lot of companies and organizations to review their digital strategies, and at the same time manage new technical challenges. This happened beyond the implications of the health crisis.

Because of the situation, we’re in, software development services are now more important for a company than they’ve ever been. Now companies more than ever rely on the expertise of software developers to help them improve their customer experiences and performances.

This being said, as 2020 comes to an end (thank god), the year 2021, promises new innovations and trends, making it more competitive and starting a new era. In this article, I will try to walk you through some of those trends which I believe will send influence the software development

Native Apps will dominate the market

As it is now, Native Application development is unparalleled, but going forward, people can expect this trend to dominate the software development services.

These services are meant to run only on devices that are specific, for example only on smartphones. Native apps usually provide powerful performance and better user experience compared to hybrid apps, given the fact that they are designed only for specific devices.

It doesn’t look like the native app will go down any time soon, definitely not in 2021 or in the near future, given the fact that the popularity of iOS and Android operating systems is growing each day.

Cloud technology is here to stay

The cloud services industry only in 2020 generated more than 40$ billion in revenue.

Did you know that in 2020, the cloud services industry generated almost $40 billion in revenue, Now cloud service’s market value is 266.5 billion, which is a 17% growth from 2019, crazy growth in one year?

In the software development industry, it is a well-established fact that the big money is in cloud service. In 2021, cloud vendors such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft will continue to invest big money in cloud technology.

The reason behind this is simple. The number of companies using cloud services is quite enormous, and the number of companies that will start using cloud services is even bigger.

It doesn’t matter the size of the organization, big, medium, or small, they all at some point will be moving to cloud services.

The reason behind cloud technology’s success so far is that it offers flexibility, scalability, and security that will prevent the threat of ever-present hackers that could lead to your organization’s security breach.

5G Technology will be unparalleled

At the beginning of 2020, 5G technology made a lot of waves, undeservedly when it was accused as the cause of the coronavirus outbreak. This rumor was disapproved by the world’s biggest scientists and has been left behind in 2020. Software developers can expect that the 5G tech to return as a trend, but now for all the right reasons. 5G technology is roughly 100 times faster than 4G networks. The tech experts predict that in 1.4 billion devices it will lead to data transmissions.

Virtual reality, augmented reality and other 4k video streaming are the reasons why 5G tech was specifically designed. Software developers will find this technology useful, especially if they are interested in creating designs and features that for a business will enhance their performance.

Investment in Artificial Intelligence will increase

We cannot deny the impact of Artificial Intelligence in the software development service, it will offer so many more options. Artificial Intelligence-based analytics are already being used by the tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Apple. Now the AI is progressing at a very fast pace and in 2021 it will be better in decision making, delivering relevant user experience details etc.

Final thoughts

Software Development will be dominating the tech industry in 2021 and beyond, that is for sure. And businesses that pay attention more to trends will be moving towards this industry or incorporate this industry in their business somehow.

Michael Pignataro
co-CEO - Operations at 'corePHP'
Michael spearheads ‘corePHP’s software solutions and service offerings. Focus on sales and marketing for the organization. A huge believer in family and has an amazing wife and 4 beautiful children. Loves camping and hiking.

Michael's philosophy is simple: "If you can dream it, we can do it."

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