As we’re nearing the midpoint of 2019, it is evident that the trends discussed to dominate this year are still going strong.
Both developers and marketers should acknowledge and leverage the potential of artificial intelligence, blockchain and cryptocurrency, machine learning, and related technologies in order to stay abreast with the top names in the industry and rising consumer demands.
Speaking of online brand and reputation management, it is important for businesses to create and operate a powerful website to better cater their customers and refine their revenue channel. This is where we learn about some top web development trends to watch out in 2019 and beyond.
Bots and AI
Artificial intelligence is an emerging technology that acquires the ability to mimic humans in the tendency to learn, gather and analyze data, comprehend emotions and make decisions according to all these variables.
As we have seen the introduction of virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana, it can be safely said that these voice bots have helped businesses in engagement and improved the entire social interaction process.
Their development has helped omnichannel for customer experience and consistency across chat, voice, messaging mediums and websites.
Progressive web apps
PWAs still constitute one of the biggest web development trends in 2019. Although these web apps load like regular web pages, they register a much higher functionality. Irrespective of the network state and browser selected, they tend to load quickly because they’re incorporated with progressive enhancement—a strategy that focuses more on the web content loading first.
Progressive web apps offer a quick, independent, and a reliable user experience without incurring cache problems. The functionality is safe because it is served through HTTP in order to avoid data tampering and unauthorized content access.
PWAs are also easy to install and user-friendly and enhance the performance of current web technologies all due to the plethora of built-in features. Furthermore, web push notifications tend to re-engage users.
Single page application
A SPA is highly preferred as it works well for developing responsive websites and support mobile, tablet and desktop apps. Recent advancements on SPA are built on Angular and React frameworks, hence, making it worthwhile for hybrid apps development.
As the name indicates, mobile-friendly websites are those websites mainly optimized to work well on smartphones. These websites incorporate touch screen features and are designed to fit small screen sizes and provide quick, easy navigation. Moreover, the loading is quick due to swift, powerful features and limit data entry requirements.
In 2016, Google’s A-Team designed its very first mobile optimized search index. The idea was to give top quality experience to users browsing websites through mobile by delivering search results as you would see on desktop regardless of the device or screen size.
Although mobile and desktop come with different hardware and user interface considerations, mobile-friendly websites are given the top preference alongside the rising number of mobile users. With the number of smartphone users set to cross the 5 billion mark by 2019, companies have started to alter their digital strategy and improve their website marketability.
As we know that interactive webs designs are in high demand, motion UI is still going to run strong in 2019 with dynamic graphics and stunning animations throwing a significant impact on usability. Putting it simply, motion UI is all about the developer’s ability to express a story to the users in rich visuals terms by using different tools and techniques.