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2020 iOS Trends

December 16, 2019

Since the new year is just around the corner, we spent some time reflecting over the past few months, and seems like we had a great year. 2019 brought huge updates among the iOS development industry. Apple announced both SwiftUI and Combine, and beside those, numerous upgrades on frameworks that were already developed. Even though 2019 was great, 2020 will certainly be challenging. We picked a few topics to look for in the next year.

1. Swift UI

SwiftUI is built in Swift, for Swift, and makes it easier to write and understand code. It is designed to help developers build better apps with far less code—potentially helping make Swift even more popular among developers than it already is.

SwiftUI provides views, controls, and layout structures for declaring your app's user interface. The framework provides event handlers for delivering taps, gestures, and other types of input to your app, and tools to manage the flow of data from your app's models down to the views and controls that users will see and interact with.

As always, the adoption for freshly delivered frameworks and tools stays low. We expect a few more months of trial and testing, but SwiftUI has all the benefits of becoming the standard and take over the previous methods of declaring UI through storyboards and xib files. Autolayout will be history soon!

2.   The year of Augmented Reality

iOS app development is playing a key role in the face of the virtual world. With the integration of AR and VR technology, developers are focussed on building real-time applications proved to enhance user trust and experience.

Augmented reality (AR) describes user experiences that add 2D or 3D elements to the live view from a device's camera, in a way that makes those elements appear to inhabit the real world. ARKit combines device motion tracking, camera scene capture, advanced scene processing, and display conveniences to simplify the task of building an AR experience. You can use these technologies to create many kinds of AR experiences, using either the back camera or front camera of an iOS device.

3. Rising of Machine Learning

CoreML is one of the most improvised frameworks that has raised enormous popularity in recent times. Where Concentrated AI apps have to lead their entry in the app development way, maybe it would dominate the above to create custom apps having the advantage of advanced technology.

“Imagine the ability to build amazing applications by using State-of-the-Art machine learning models without having to know in-depth machine learning. Welcome to Apple’s Core ML 3!”

Core ML 3 is the framework that powers cool features of the iPhone like FaceID, Animoji, and Augmented Reality. It has come a long way since Core ML was launched in 2017 and now supports a plethora of tools that can help us build great machine learning-based applications quickly.

Only time will tell what trends will shape mobile software development. However, what’s clear is that smartphone users are well set to have a good time. As of mobile app developers and development; well, that battleground will remain as competitive as it has always been.

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