The industry is being constantly disrupted, thanks to the ever evolving technologies. However, the shift from tech to trends is something to keep an eye upon. There are certain trends that trigger certain immediate responses from the industry. Then there are trends that drive the entire industry. Let us take a look at some numbers to understand its significance.
- There are over 75,272 companies engaged in web development activities globally (according to Datanyze).
- According to Wappalyzer, Microsoft ASP.NET holds the highest market share of 42% when it comes to technology. It is followed by Ruby on Rails with 18% and Nette Framework with 10%.
However, as discussed before, tech does not turn into trends unless a social shift happens. This social shift is fuelled by convenience and mass adoption. According to Standard Firms,
- 47% of users expect a site to load in less than 2 seconds.
- Your site has to impress the users in less than 10 seconds.
- 94% of users hold mobile-friendliness of a site as a priority.
These are the kind of personal and social aspects that drive trends within an industry. Here, we will look at 3 major trends that are driving the web development practices among web development companies such as Orion eSolutions.
TRENDS THAT ARE SHAPING WEB DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
A PWA can be classified as an app that is also a website that has the potential to provide a completely native mobile app experience. Globe News Wire has estimated the global PWA market to reach $10.44 Billion by 2027. This will be following a CAGR of 31.9%. Google Polymer, Angular JS, Vue JS, and React PWA Library are some of the leading technologies used for PWA development,
Major companies that use PWAs for a streamlined UI and UX are Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Financial Times, Pinterest, and Forbes among many others. The reasons for PWAs to grow in popularity and we at Orion eSolutions are advocating it are:
- Minimal development costs
- Faster turnaround time
- Better distribution
- Seamless installation
- Smoother maintenance and updating
With the integration of technology into our daily lives in a profound manner, a paradigm shift has occurred in the input preferences. We need tech to listen to us now, literally. By 2022, it is predicted that 55% of all global households will have a voice assistant (according to Juniper Research). Search Engine Journal has estimated that 58% of consumers use voice search to find local businesses. A Gartner Study has found out that in 2020, 30% of all browsing sessions included a voice search. These are reasons enough to jump on the voice included web development practice bandwagon.
Domino’s, Diageo, Estee Lauder, Burger King, Amazon, and Google among others are some B2C names that have integrated voice into their online presence in a significant manner. When it comes to B2B brands, Alexa for Business, Salesforce, Google Duplex, SAP, Vistaprint, and Microsoft are the biggest names who have made voice an integral part of their digital fronts.
Decentralization, distributed networks, crypto, and NFTs have been the talk of the town in 2021. Even though all these are related, for fundamental web development, block chain tech is taking center stage. The block chain market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 67.3% from 2020 to 2025. The market value was at $3 Billion in 2020 and is expected to hit $39.7 Billion in 2025. That is quite a magnificent growth. The main advantages of block chains for web development are:
- Lower business expense
- Lesser transaction contract quantity
- Transparent records
- Smarter predictions
- Better interactivity
- Enhanced security
- Safer transactions
Companies like Vera, Ankr, Chronicled, Tupelo, and Lisk among others have already started implementing the block chain technologies into their web development practices.
The above list is definitely not exhaustive or complete. But it is surely essential and crucial. Apart from the mentioned points, there are other trends to keep an eye out for. These are equally important and germane. Let us conclude by taking a look at some of them.
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Another major trend is AI and bots. According to Globe News Wire, the chat bots market will reach $19,570 Million by 2027. Along with bots, the serverless architecture practices are gaining momentum. It is predicted that by 2025, the serverless architecture market will see an all time high value of $21.1 Billion according to Markets and Markets. Along with these the IoT and Motion UI trends are predicted to have a major say as well. Web development companies such as Orion eSolutions keeps abreast of such trends to provide the most suitable, convenient, and functioning web development services.