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What are the upcoming / emerging technologies in software industry?

Can anyone please provide me information regarding the upcoming / emerging technologies in software industry.

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The software industry is evolving with godspeed. We are witnessing revolutionary changes every year! Bringing in a lot of technologies to dwell upon. In my opinion, I find the below technologies to be emerging at a rapid pace in 2018 in the software industry:

  • VR/ AR - Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - We all heard the buzz of pokemon game where people were out on streets for real to catch a pokemon.

  • Voice Assistance - With Google voice assistant, Mac’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa the voice assistance is up in the buzz of research topics.

  • AI and Machine Learning - The main principle on which Voice assistance revolves around. It is not just the voice but there are many areas where the scope of AI and Machine learning is still being evaluated and implemented. If you are new to the concept of machine learning then the below video will be very helpful in providing you with information on an abstract level.

  • Motion UI - A technology that spread in the web design industry like wildfire due to its simplistic deployment and flexible customization. Drawing motion UI has been very helpful in drawing an end user attention to the content on your website.

  • PWA - Progressive Web Apps - Ahh! The primary reason overshadowing the popularity of Native applications in recent years. PWA application provides a UI and UX similar to a native application but you don’t have to download or install them into your device storage. They are fully accessible on the internet by typing respective URL in the browser.

  • User Behaviour Tracking - With modern web browsers providing more and more features to attract users towards them. Their behaviour tracking is very important to drive better conversions to any web product.

  • IoT - Internet of Things - The Internet of Things refers to the ever-growing network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity. So you can access every device through the internet from your refrigerator to your shower.

  • Blockchain - An incorruptible digital ledger developed for recording transactions related to any cryptocurrency.

  • Webviews - Meant to ease the 3rd party application promotion through an in-app browser. Now you don’t get pushed onto another 3rd party application, rather an in-app browser pulls the content from the web for you. With the convenience of staying in the intended application. Take Instagram for an instance, where you need to swipe up in some stories and you are redirected to a webpage through an in-app browser, rather than opening the content in chrome, safari, firefox or any other browser. You can navigate the content freely on the redirected webpage by scrolling up/down, zooming in/out or searching for a text.

  • Autonomous Cars - A car with an ability to sense its environment and move accordingly with little or zero human input. Autonomous cars combine a variety of sensors to perceive their surroundings, such as radar, computer vision, Lidar, sonar, GPS, odometry and inertial measurement units and have attracted a great deal of attention from big named companies like Tesla, Toyota, BMW, Nissan, Ford and many more.

  • 5G or fifth generation technology - Accessing internet with high speed was made a lot easy by the appearance of 4G but it is going to get a lot quicker and easier in 2019 with the emergence of 5G. Companies like Qualcomm believe that they are only a few months away for bringing in 5G technology.

2019 is going to be quite an exciting year with all these revolutionary & dominant software technologies turning up and running.

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