Current trends in web application development

The web is constantly changing and evolving. And as new technologies arrive, old ones are either retired or improved. It is very important to stay aware of the latest developments and apply them to your projects. Here is a summary of the current state-of-the-art technology in this field.

A progressive web application

These are basically web apps or websites that look like mobile apps, especially when it comes to functionality and design. It is the combination of native features of a web browser and a mobile app to give the user an app-like experience, which explains its growing popularity. PWA was introduced by Google a few years ago and has several advantages. Some of these include instant loading, push notification and conversion enhancement, and the ability to add a PWA app to the user’s home screen.

The rise of chatbots

The customer is king, the customer is always right. There are enough aphorisms that prove how valuable and important the customer is. Companies are always striving to improve customer service and satisfy customers. With chatbots, they can do this 24/7, 365 days a year. These chatbots can answer common queries, direct users to the right information, and even schedule appointments, among other tasks. Making it a very useful and effective feature.

Motion UI is important

A website should be simple, easy to navigate and most importantly intuitive. This is where the motion UI, originally popular for mobile apps, comes into play. Using this, you can create a functional and well-designed website. This is achieved by using animations, hovers, headers and transitions among others to set your website apart from your competitors.

Blockchain technology

The buzzword these days is blockchain. You can associate it with cryptocurrency. But, basically, it allows for collective data storage and information that is shared across thousands of computers around the world. This means that it will be almost impossible to destroy or hack the blockchain, and the data is public and available to anyone who needs it. It can be used for decentralized file storage, supply chain auditing, among others. This technology is growing and finding many uses in web development.

Single page sites

Our attention spans are low. There is too much, too many things that are grabbing our attention. It’s no surprise under the circumstances that the new trend in websites calls for them to be one page. This means you’ll find everything you need on one page, which is of course easily navigable. You can reach different parts of the page by scrolling or clicking links. These types of websites work well on mobile phones. Also, the cost of development, design and hosting is kept low due to the simplicity of the design.

Change is constant, and this is especially true in the world of web development. It becomes imperative for business people to be proactive and stay current.