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AI, IoT, low-code shaping future of app development
Wed, 10th May 2023

The world of app development is constantly evolving, and it's vital to keep up with the latest trends to stay ahead of the competition. According to HeyD.ai, as technology continues to advance, it's vital that app developers create innovative apps that meet the needs of today's consumers.

Brendt Sheen, Founder and CEO of HeyD.ai says, the emergence of new technologies such as AI and low-code development tools are transforming the app development landscape, revolutionising the way we create and use apps. 

"These trends are enabling developers to create innovative apps that are more personalised, efficient, and user-friendly.

"AI is transforming the way we interact with technology. In app development, AI can be used to generate text, images and media in response to user input leading to a more personalised and engaging user experience," he says.

Five trends that are shaping the future of app development.

Trend One: Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI has become a prominent trend in app development, and for good reason. With the ability to learn, adapt, and make decisions on its own, AI has been incorporated into various applications, including virtual assistants, chatbots, and recommendation engines. The use of AI in app development helps enhance the user experience by providing personalised recommendations, efficient communication, and predictive analysis.

"While everyone is talking about ChatGPT, there are clever iterations of its powerful software being brought to market every day," says Sheen. 

"One example is Gordon Rams.ai. This app is a cooking assistant that uses AI algorithms to generate custom recipe recommendations on the fly based on users preferences. The AI algorithms continually learn and adapt to user feedback to improve recipe recommendations over time.

"With AI-powered apps like Gordon Rams.ai leading the way, we can expect to see more innovative applications that leverage the latest advancements in AI and other technologies to improve our daily lives."

Trend Two: Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT technology is gaining popularity, and it's no surprise that it's a top trend in app development. IoT is all about connecting devices and creating a network that can be controlled remotely. In app development, IoT is used to create smart homes, smart cars, and wearable technology.

Sheen says IoT can also be used to improve efficiency and reduce costs in manufacturing and supply chain management. 

"Apps that incorporate IoT technology can provide users with real-time data and analytics, enabling them to make informed decisions and take action," he says.

Trend Three: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)

"AR and VR are transforming the way we interact with digital content," says Sheen. 

"AR and VR technology can be used in app development to create immersive experiences for users. AR and VR apps can be used for gaming, education, training, and even shopping.

"For instance, an AR app can be used to preview furniture in a user's home before purchasing it, while a VR app can be used for immersive training in fields like medicine and engineering."

Trend Four: 5G Technology

According to Sheen, 5G is the latest generation of cellular networks that promises faster data transfer speeds, lower latency, and more reliable connectivity. 

"The introduction of 5G technology has the potential to revolutionise app development by enabling the creation of more advanced apps that rely on real-time data processing," he says.

"Apps that use 5G technology can provide users with faster download speeds and improved video and audio quality. 5G technology can also support emerging technologies like AR and VR, enabling developers to create more immersive experiences for users."

Trend Five: Low-code/No-code Development

Low-code and no-code development are becoming increasingly popular in app development. Sheen says these development tools allow users to create apps without extensive coding knowledge.

Low-code and no-code development tools use a visual interface to enable users to drag and drop components and create an app quickly.

"This trend is beneficial to businesses and individuals who want to create an app quickly and efficiently without hiring an experienced developer. Low-code and no-code development tools also enable developers to focus on more complex aspects of app development while letting users handle the basic elements," he says. 

"From AI-powered apps like Gordon Rams.ai to the integration of 5G technology, app development is evolving to meet the ever-changing needs and expectations of consumers. As technology continues to advance, the possibilities for app development are endless, and it will be exciting to see what new innovations will emerge in the future."