When we talk about technology, one of the first things that probably comes to our minds is mobile phones and mobile applications. We are also well aware of the name and fame of iOS devices. And as we’ve learned from a report from Above Avalon, the number of iPhones in the wild is likely to exceed 925 million.
These statistic shows the cumulative Apple App Store earnings of mobile app developers as of January 2020. As of the last reported period, Apple had paid 155 billion U.S. dollars to iOS app developers. A year ago, this figure amounted to 120 billion U.S. dollars.
According to Goodworklabs.com, with an 18% market share and a combined share of 99.6% with Android, Apple’s iOS is one of the most happening operating systems of the world. After going through the various stats and facts, it’s time to jump into different trends to watch for iOS app development in 2020.
Note: There are Six of these trends we will talk about two for today and more in our next post
Improved app security:
Security features are one of the most significant and vital trends of iOS mobile app development. You might all be aware of Apple’s security algorithms. Indeed, the company is famous for its hardcore security layers and highly secure policies that help stop hacks into Apple devices.
Given the number of hacking attacks these days, one mistake can destroy everything. And Apple has around 1.4 billion active devices.
Forbes published an article titled “iPhone Hack: Google Warns 1 Billion Apple Users They May Have Been Attacked” on 30th Aug 2019. This was just before the launch of the iPhone 11, and almost every iOS device was found vulnerable. The vulnerability was fixed in the latest iOS updates.
According to one statement by Phil Schiller, the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple Inc, “(Apple is) helping to protect our children from technologies that could be used to violate their privacy and security.”
This sheds some light on potential security loopholes. And to help close them, Apple has initiated an enterprise-wide culture that caters to the user’s need to create a safe environment. So they aim to help improve overall security as well as prevent cyber-attacks and data breaches.
Let’s talk about password auto-fill, for example. Did you know that Apple has deployed ASWebAuthentication Sessions to coordinate cookies and website data for signing in? With this, the device is able to use the authentication service’s frameworks to incorporate password manager apps.
Cloud Integrated iOS Apps:
Cloud technology has brought a revolution to the tech space as well as many opportunities. With the help of cloud technology, organizations can store vast amounts of data in the cloud without fear of using too much data space.
Because of this, most iOS apps are now built on cloud technology, as this is one of the most trustworthy platforms where you can store data. You can also access it anywhere with full security, quickly and easily. You’ve probably heard about “iCloud” services. This allows iOS device users to store their content without worrying about space. Content stored in iCloud includes stuff like images, files, notes, and much more.
iCloud can be accessed on any device with your login id and password. According to Wikipedia, 850 million people trust iCloud. A significant advantage of having cloud-based apps is that they do not need any physical space in your system, as you can run your data directly on the cloud.
The cloud helps enhance and extend the internal memory of your smart devices. This major feature of cloud-based apps helps increase productivity and collaboration with mobile apps. This trend is going to revolutionize app development in the coming years.