In this article we want to discuss popular software development trends on the mobile application development market. We have considered the main tendencies at the market of high technologies which we have noticed and plan not to miss in the future.

Artificial Intelligence

In 2020, new ways of implementing AI in business applications development will appear. Now the main players in the industry are Google and Facebook. Developed by Google TensorFlow has become the most popular library for deep learning. Research company IDC predicts that by 2025 90% of new enterprise applications will use Al.  Neural networks will conquer not only business, but also other areas of life. 

The popularity of Python will continue to grow

Python confidently conquers the world. The TIOBE programming language ranking service has rated it as the third most popular language after Java and C. 

There will be more integration between projects

According to the authors of the Github report, the year 2019 has shown even more clearly that programs are created by a single force. Searching for teams for projects around the world becomes easier. Approaches to working together are quickly updated. Millions of repositories depend on popular open-source projects. Thus, millions of dependencies on Github have rails, jest, axios.  

The number of projects and devices with VR, AR and MR support will grow on the market

According to Venture Beat blog forecasts, hardware for AR, VR and MR will improve in the near future: smaller and higher resolution displays will be released. New chipsets for devices will appear. Devices will start to be manufactured more often with the ability to connect to routers Wi-Fi-6. This will improve the data transfer rate. Information input and device management will be more intuitive. 

Billions of devices will connect to the Internet of Things (IoT)

In the future, every device, item of clothing and maybe even food will have an IPv6 address and communicate with each other, says Sebastian Trun, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford. The Internet of Things industry continues to grow rapidly thanks to the development of cloud technology and more and more gadgets connected to the Internet. According to IDC, global investment in IoT solutions was over $800 billion in 2017 and will rise to approximately 1.4 trillion by 2021. 

New types of cyber threats will emerge

  • Hackers will attack government networks more often. The target of criminals are organizations that do not have strong cyber defence, but which store valuable data (access to government registries, databases).
  • Cloud solutions become the target of hackers. As services evolve, they are increasingly targeted by threats. Most solutions of large companies, such as Google, are automatically trusted by users, which increases the risk of being compromised by scammers.
  • 5G networks are under attack. According to the forecasts of researchers from Research and Markets, by 2025 the 5G market volume will triple. New generation networks are penetrating all over the world. New solutions require special tools to protect security. Weak hardware and software protection and the hazards that arise in the production-supply-implementation cycle make 5G networks vulnerable. 
  • AI methods are beginning to be used to create viruses. Open access to standardized libraries and marked data networks will allow hackers to use AI methods to create viruses. According to experts, until 2022, about a third of cyberattacks that use artificial intelligence will infect the data learning mode, steal AI models or use competitive samples to attack systems with Al.