2014 looks like it is going to be a great year for technology. New ideas, new devices, new tools in a whole new era of development. Though zeroing in on the trends that will prevail this year is next to impossible thanks to the extremely unpredictable nature of this erratic industry, here are some areas which are I think are going to see the most growth in 2014.
One of the big advances 2014 is going to witness is probably the Internet of Things. Before we know it, almost all the things we use in our daily life will be connected to the internet. Right from our television sets to our washing machine and oven, everything is going to be controlled via the internet. This presents a lot of opportunity for developers because now they get to program pretty much everything.
Another trend that is going to get even bigger this year is integration of technology with social media. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have become an irreplaceable part of our life and it has been found that the most used technology are the ones which have the biggest presence on social media. So don’t get left behind, it is time you consolidate your technology with it too.
2014 is undoubtedly going to be the year of Android. More than two-thirds of the mobile devices sold today use Android. If you are thinking of building a native app, android app development is the way to go.
The reach of technology has phenomenally increased. Today every household has an average of 5 devices and this trend is only going to continue, if not escalate. Moreover with smart watches and smart glasses, a whole new set of programmable mobile devices is entering the market. 2014 is going to be a glorious year for innovative mobile developers experimenting new territory.
2014 is going to see app developers move away from native apps. With compatibility across platforms being the need of the hour, the era for cross-platform and HTML 5 apps has begun. It will no longer suffice to just be the best iPhone app developers or Android app developers, you will have to cater to every platform.
To sum it all up, 2014 is going to be a big year for mobile application developers. It is going to be a perfect time to learn, experiment and create amazing technology.