Top iOS Trends That Will Shape App Development For Future

Published July 13,2018 2 years ago Posted By Justinas Danis

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Mobile apps are making life easier and better and with time there is increasing demand for mobile apps. Apple owns one of the largest stores for mobile apps. with hundreds of additions every day. The iOS app developers, keep reading to know more about the upcoming trends.

Trends are changing very fast and you need to remain updated to lead the race. 2017 witnessed some revolutionary changes in app development with the launch of two latest devices, the iPhone 8 (Plus) and iPhone X. There were major changes in iOS 11 with the introduction of iOS 11.3 beta. Recently with the launch of iOS 11.4, they included Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2, HomePod stereo pairing and framework support. It’s a buzz that, iOS 12 is arriving and there would be some improvements in the version of iOS11 as well.

Rapid progress in technology has amplified iOS app development in various spheres and would be setting trends in the near future. Let’s take a look at the top iOS trends which will be deciding factor for app development in future.

1) Latest SWIFT programming

Swift recently launched its new avatar, Swift 4 which can simplify all app development by reducing consumption of memory and making it a better choice for iPhone app development. With the availability of latest code able protocols, which will help iOS developers to serialize or deserialize data to JSPN without writing any special code. Swift 4 comes with different directories and now companies for iOS app development can just focus on features and functionalities without bothering about memory storage.

2) Use of Augmented Reality(AR)

Augmented Reality can boost iOS 11 and eventually facilitate app developments which will have AR and farther be enhanced with Amazon’s Sumerian Application platform with the support of Apple ARKit. With coupling ARKit and iOS devices, you can efficiently design and develop beautiful scenarios and visuals to attract the market.

3) Advantage with HomeKit

With the HomeKit framework, there is much newness in the area of iOS application development, for better home automation. This would enable the homeowners to easily control different devices using their iPhone or iPad. The iOS virtual assistant, Siri is also evolving and can be controlled by voice command.

4) Beacon technology

With the fast development of Beacon technology, people are eager to know their surroundings in a better way. Integration with the new iBeacon’s technology in the iOS apps can add extra features based on the user’s location.

5) Rise of Artificial Intelligence(AI)

AI is influencing every industry and so also the iOS world with the help of which developers can create more intelligent apps and integrate them with the Internet of Things (IoT). With the recent introduction of CoreML by Apple, there is no need for huge coding, and can also introduce new attributes like face recognition, detect barcode, track objects and better solutions for security.

6) Demand for wearable apps

Apple watch and similar devices influenced the growth of iOS app development. With the inclusion of AR, there is more addition to user experiences. Companies can include these features in wearable devices and with this, there are more job opportunities for iOS app developers too.

7) Instant apps

With instant apps, users can run the app to check if it suits their requirements and then can download later. This trend influences iOS app development, and developers are more focusing on creating apps with preferences to user’s choice.


With emerging technologies and revolutionary changes in the area of iOS app development, there is more scope for iOS developers and users in the coming years.

To remain updated with future trends in iOS app development Lithuania, iOS app developers must develop trending apps.