The end of the year is approaching and 2020 is just around the corner. Where 2019 was all about Artificial Intelligence, deep learning and blockchain, we will also encounter some new software trends in 2020. We have listed eight of them for you.

1. 5G is coming

No less than 10 times faster than 4G, that is what 5G is supposed to be. In addition, 5G would be safer than the current mobile network. Stronger data encryption and better verification of network users should contribute to this.

However, there are also doubts about the security of 5G. According to experts, the weak link could be the communication between devices connected to the Internet via 5G.

It is expected that virtual reality apps such as 3D gaming will also benefit greatly from the new fast network. The arrival of 5G is eagerly awaited by both professionals and the average mobile user.

2. Artificial Intelligence (still)

We already saw a lot of AI emerging in 2019 such as chatbots. 2020 will be no different and it is expected that many more AI applications will appear. In addition to chatbots, more AI will be used in customer behaviour analysis and AI will become more and more take human tasks off your hands.

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3. Programming languages and frameworks

Programming languages and frameworks appear and disappear every year. At present, the most commonly used frameworks are still Javascript and PHP. With the rise of AI and Machine Learning, it is expected that Python will, however, grow in popularity. One of the software trends to keep an eye on.

4. Progressive Web Apps (also still)

The Progressive Web App is still gaining popularity and that is not surprising. A PWA has many advantages over a native app. One of those advantages is that a PWA reduces development and distribution costs.

On top of that, PWAs are much smaller than standard apps. Updates are not needed, the app is easier to find, there is more conversion and the PWA consumes less data. 2020 looks bright for the PWA.

5. Mixed reality

One of the areas in which Mixed Reality is growing strongly is education. Google, for example, is a company that is heavily involved in education and MR. AR and MR apps are great for children because they bring stories to life and make them easier to understand.

The total market value of MR is expected to grow from $16 billion in 2019 to $160 billion by 2023.

6. Outsourcing of software development

The optimisation of business processes is becoming increasingly important in the business world. As a result, more and more companies are looking for a reliable software company that creates custom software that is Making processes run more smoothly. There is also a high demand for software developers who have an eye for the latest trends. The outsourcing of software will therefore continue to grow in 2020.

7. More demand for Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT has been a dominant trend in software land for a few years now. 2020 will be no exception. IoT offers companies the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage.

The number of devices connected to the Internet will be five times greater in 2020 than in 2015.

8. Cloud services

The demand for data storage is growing exponentially and storage in the cloud offers the solution. IoT also functions in the cloud, for example. Cloud services are seen as a safe alternative to conventional methods of storage such as physical servers.

Cloud services such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) are also steadily growing in popularity as they greatly improve an organisation's efficiency and workflow. The downside is that the cost of these services increases as your business grows.

That's it for the trends of 2020. Want to know more about applying one of these trends in your organisation?

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