According to Gartner, there will be 25 billion voice-enabled applications and other IoT devices by 2020. There has been a significant growth in the adoption of virtual assistants across industries. Artificial intelligence improvements and other technological advancements are driving this growth of virtual assistants.
Back in 2014, Gartner coined the term “low-code” for the platforms, which had heavy GUI based development services. These tools or platforms does what traditional development approaches (programming languages, libraries, frameworks) do for building an application.
In the post-app era, chatbots are taking over the traditional mobile apps with their ability to mimic conversations and offer instant, digital connections. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2021, more than 50% of enterprises will spend more per annum on bots and chatbot creation than traditional mobile app development.
Despite a number of programming languages originating to support the modern, dynamic web requisites, PHP is still holding its ground. The popularity of this general-purpose, server-side programming language can be estimated from the fact that over 4 million live websites are using PHP. | Source: Builtwith.com
Magento is possibly the fastest growing platform in eCommerce space. According to Magento’s 2017 yearly report, there was a spike in number of websites powered by Magento. What’s more, major brands such as Burger King, Nike, Pepe Jeans and Samsung are choosing Magento to power their eCommerce websites.
With increasing complexity and demand for highly scalable and robust applications, the conventional monolithic architecture is no longer the best choice. After a certain threshold, monolithic architecture tends to hinder the application performance and scalability. Moreover, with an enormous codebase, making changes to the tightly coupled, dependent processes in the monolithic architecture drastically increases the impact of single process failure.
Cross platform development toolkits are winning over the developers’ community. Reusable blocks of UI, reactive performance, code usability on multiple platforms are some of the reasons why these cross-platform app development frameworks are gaining grounds. One such sought-after framework for mobile app development is Flutter by Google.
Chatbots have revolutionized the way customers interact with businesses. According to HubSpot, “47% of consumers are open to buying items through a chatbot”. Thus, majority of organisations have joined the race of augmenting or building these virtual agents on their websites.
The rapid digital developments in eCommerce sector has brought us to a new phase of online shopping experiences worldwide. By 2020, 80% of consumer traffic will derive from online videos, as revealed in a study conducted by Social Media Today. And it is of no surprise that we reflexively respond to videos faster than any other content.