Fri. Jul 10th, 2020

Web application Development Trends for 2020

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The web is probably the fastest place on this planet. With constant innovation and a nature that is fluid, it is no wonder that there are new developments to improve the process and the product itself, every day. We’ve outlined a list of trends that are going to be big this year and will be adopted by developers to create powerful, fast, and convenient web apps.

1. WebAssembly

There are a lot of layers involved in making a web app, which is why it could become slow and unresponsive. In fact, the apps are becoming increasingly complex which can decrease responsiveness further. To deal with this issue, a client-side binary format works well to provide a performance like native apps and uses a language similar to the assembly for improving performance.

Due to its ability to deliver real-time responsiveness, it is an excellent solution to make web apps for games and video editing

2. Modular design and Microservices

The lean and flexible codebase is the need of the time given the fact that apps are becoming complex and multiple developers are employed to work on them. Through modular design and microservices, individual components can be worked upon and later connected to give users comprehensive functionality.

3. Continuous Improvements in Web tech stack

With every passing day, we see an introduction of new features and benefits within the web tech. The latest version on Angular, for example, is a step ahead of its predecessors and provides scope for efficient development. Web developers have a host of different frameworks available at their disposal such as React, Vue.js, and Flutter.  Depending on the objectives, each of them can give results the developers are aiming for.

4. Single Page Apps

If you want to minimize the number of reloads and pauses in your app, Single Page Apps is the way to go. Although they aren’t a new phenomenon, they are close to functionality to native apps and we expect developers to make more use of them in 2020. If you’d like to know more, find answers here.

5. Progressive Web apps

Internet access through mobile is larger than ever before, therefore we see a greater demand for making mobile-friendly web apps. Progressive Web Apps or PWA for short, not only allows the Web apps to be transformed into their mobile versions but also come with features like push notifications, home screen access, and offline working. PWAs are expected to catch on as we focus on conversions in a mobile-first age.

6. Motion UI

With the overload of information online, it comes as no surprise that users are getting bogged down. Motion UI is helpful in helping users navigate information and multiple features through usage of movement and transitions.

7. Security-centric Web apps

Data breach and cybersecurity is a key concern during web app development. Today, more than ever, there is a need to have stringent measures in places to avoid hacks and intrusion from third-parties. The Web application Firewall (WAF) is one such tool that protects Web apps against attacks and filters traffic for security.

8. Increased Personalization

As Artificial Intelligence gains ground and becomes more sophisticated, it will make personalization smarter. As a result, the recommendations will be actionable and apt. AI is also becoming accessible and commonplace which is why we will see even small apps with limited budgets take advantage of it.

Improvement in Web apps involves more than just appearances. Back-end functionality, user experience, and the ability to connect countless services seamlessly is equally important. If you are looking for advice on how to improve your web apps and the best way to add value for your customers through it, we are happy to help. Discuss with MPS today to get started.