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iOS App Development Trends to Watch Out in 2018

In today’s digital age, the market for smartphones especially Apple’s iPhone is expanding quite rapidly. The huge demand for iPhones is due to the fact that Apple uses cutting edge technology to develop the iPhone. Also there has been several latest trends in iOS App Development which create amazingly useful iOS apps. Apple has launched lots of dynamic changes in the year 2017 thus the iOS developer also needs to make some changes in their development strategies. To adjust itself to the latest market trends, Apple has made a lots of changes in it’s standards and processes.


If you are an iOS App Development Company then you should carefully go through these latest trends and use them while developing iOS apps. In this article we have listed some of the recent trends in iOS App development which will be prevalent in 2018.

Augmented Reality

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple has been talking about Augmented reality since the start of last year. Hence it is expected that along with GPS this will be a hot trend in 2018 and in the years to come. This technology is fast changing the entire landscape of the gaming industry and now starts entering into other industries as well such as travel, retail and the service industry. Apple has launched the ARKit which is aimed at bringing the most advanced AR experience to iPhone and iPad. Using the new features like embedded systems, processor, Artificial Intelligence, Sensors and others, the next generation mobile apps will show the compelling and attractive virtual content in the actual world.

Improved Security Features

If you are an iOS Development Company then you must have realized till now how much important are the security features for the iOS apps. The security of the iOS Apps, the data and the iPhones have become the biggest concern in the recent past. Although the smartphone users still don’t take security aspect as more seriously, the app developers should actually provide the inbuilt security features for the users. App Transport Security (ATS) has made it necessary for the iOS applications to prove their security features. Apple is providing inbuilt security features of iPhones with each of its new update. The iOS developers and the future apps need to remain in line with the standards and processes of Apple to remain most secure.


In 2017, there has been a high increase in the number of iWatches which has given a go ahead for such wearable in the future. The demand and development of such devices like smart glasses and other wearable applications is on the rise. With the demand for mobile e-commerce the concern of security remains. Hence the iOS developers need to provide required security features in the apps. As the cost of feature rich wearables is decreasing, it will boost their demand in 2018.

Cloud Computing

Creation of apps based on Cloud computing is one of the latest trends in both Android as well as iPhone apps. The apps in future need to efficiently utilize the handheld app features along with cloud incorporation. The cloud based apps will reduce the size of the application and uplift the memory limit in the gadgets. These kind of apps are popular among individual as well as among large organizations as using cloud  technology they can provide better customer and employee satisfaction.

IoT app Integration

Although it is taking little time but the IoT industry is in the middle of a major boom. IoT refers to the internet of things which involves data transfers and communication between devices using internet. The number of IoT developers is increasing at very fast rate and in the year 2018 their number is going to go even further up. With the growth in the advanced technology, the iOS app development for IoT devices will evolve a lot. Such integration require the use of complex mobile platform and strong back-end infrastructure that can communicate as well as share data between devices. Also the efficient use of data analytics is key in this process.


We have just discussed the major trends in iOS app development which will lead the market in 2018 and in coming years. The mobile commerce and other mobile apps are set to come into the mainstream with new features. Security will remain the key while apps related to AI, IoT, AR, VR will be on the rise. Contact any professional iOS app development company if you want an iOS app with latest features and trends.


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Aman Malhotra
Aman Malhotra

Aman is a business consultant and strategic leader bridging the gap between technology and client satisfaction. With 15+ years of knowledge, innovation and hands-on experience in providing consultations to startups, agencies, SME's and large enterprises who need dedicated development and technology partners. He has also lead to the delivery of countless web development and mobile app development projects with 100% client satisfaction.

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