Did you know that Internet technologies are evolving at much faster rate compared with consumer technology?
It was estimated that by 2020 there would be over 5 billion people using the Internet, as developing countries will witness the biggest growth.
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
With this great growth of the internet, a huge development will need to be put in place to accommodate for the ever expanding internet. One large development is Artificial intelligence, no doubt. In recent years AI has had a lot of research and advancements put into it.
More and more web pages are run with AI-enabled chat-bots with embedded machine learning algorithms so it is safe to say that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems will play a large role in the front end of web pages, so it can generate codes for better personalised user experience and AI will also work to automate tasks using API’s.
Sharing Information Using API’s
API’s are a technology that allow secure communication between 2 systems over the Internet. You will often have API keys or steps that will allow you to grant permissions on what the system can access and do.
These systems are currently in development and still need work to be perfected but it isn’t an over exaggeration to say that in the next 5 years this is where web development will be, and people who develop websites should learn how to develop AI systems so they aren’t left behind in this big shift.
Using Apps To Build Websites
Although apps which build you a website isn’t a new thing, but progressive web apps will replace current web pages and mobile applications. It will reduce the need to build a website and a mobile app as the website will do both seamlessly.
Considering the recently established framework called ‘foundation for apps’ turning into a favoured web builder. The app is used solely for front-end framework where a user can build any kind of web app with one set of code.
Responsive Web Design
Responsive web design is straightforward as it is fluid and allows your users to enjoy it on their phone as much as they do on their desktop, For responsive design, it needs conceptualised website and a deep knowledge of the users’ needs.
Twitter has already released their own progressive web app along with many others. Twitter found there was a 65% increase in pages per session, 75% increase in Tweets sent and a 20% decrease in bounce rate.
It is clear that if you create a website to make intentional effort to deliver better user experiences, then your users will respond by giving your website more attention.
The Third Dimension
An in demand development is 3D, particularly for virtual reality platforms. Where some people may have seen VR as a trend or targeting a small niche.
Children especially love the experience to exist in a world that isn’t our reality. We could expect developments in augmented reality as Google have released ARCore and is making AR progress much faster.
We eventually wouldn’t need a screen any more with Augmented Reality, the world would be seen through smart glasses or maybe even smart contact lenses! The AR experience has already started to improve user experience on desktop and mobile platforms.
With programmes such as ‘virtual dressing rooms’ making use of web cams or smart phone cameras to help consumers when purchasing products. Some companies use augmented reality so you can preview furniture in your home before purchasing.
Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality will give users a better experience than you could have imagined. These realities will help create value and assist your users better than most of us can currently.
Virtual Reality will make web browsing immersive and tangible, so instead of a bride just bookmarking wedding dresses she likes, she can walk through a virtual store and try them on.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are no longer science fiction and is going mainstream, WordPress even has a Virtual Reality view allowing users to post a 360-degree video through it’s widgets. This will change web design into a completely different experience for all users and developers.