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Top 7 Web Development Trends in 2020

Keeping up with trends is crucial for any business, especially for those associated with web applications. The web application market grows rapidly and timely adjusting to new standards can not just help to survive, but to advance your product or service in comparison with competitors' solutions. Here are the top 7 trends you must consider while designing an app in 2020.
October 9, 2020
Progressive Web Applications
Progressive Web Applications (PWA) is a type of web application that can be described as reliable, fast, and engaging. Moreover, it must implement such technologies as Service Worker, Web App manifest, HTTPS, App Shell, and Push Notification.

In other words, PWA is a web application, oriented to deliver experience, similar to platform-specific applications. It loads and appears instantly (which looks and feels like a native downloaded app), regardless of the status and quality of the network connection; data exchange over the network significantly speeds up and the UI becomes smoother and more responsive. By using the above-mentioned tools (Service Worker, Push Notifications, etc.), a developer can even achieve offline work support if needed.

Remarkable examples of PWA: Uber, Pinterest, Spotify, Twitter, AliExpress.
WebAssembly
Web apps can be slow and their response time may cause a high bounce rate. This happens due to a large number of layers that drive an app's work. When apps gain complexity, the main development mission becomes to achieve proper responsiveness. WebAssembly (WASM), which is a binary instruction format for a stack-based virtual machine, can deliver an almost native performance for web applications.

WASM supports existing technologies and uses an assembly-like language, which is built in a browser. This helps to enhance performance and gain real-time responsiveness. WebAssembly is an advanced tool that must be considered by those companies who need to boost such apps as games and video editing.
Serverless Architecture
Serverless technology is the solution for pretty common web problems: system overloading, expensive development, and data loss. Major vendors, such as AWS, support serverless algorithms that were built as a part of the cloud-computing execution model. The idea is to replace regular servers with clouds for managing machine resource consumption. This approach can help to reduce expenses on development and support, add flexibility to apps, and sustain the Internet environment.

Once partnering with a private cloud computing provider you get rid of building and maintaining product infrastructure, but keeping the chance to create, run, and manage the app. Chatbots, IoT apps, complex backend requests proceeding, and APIs are expected to be popular cases for integrating with cloud infrastructures. The serverless architecture will become an essential part of tasks, such as downloading files backups, notification delivery, and objects export.

Major service providers: AWS (AWS Lambda), Google Cloud (Google Functions), and Microsoft Azure (Azure Functions).
Single-page applications
A single-page application (SPA) works inside a browser and is purposed to cut down reloading requirements. Using JavaScript a SPA enables loading all the content to the already visited page. It enhances accessibility and helps to reduce waiting time for users.

SPA brings to business the following benefits: easy-to-use apps and better conversion, caused by higher performance speed and adaptable layouts.

Remarkable examples of SPA: Gmail, Google Maps, Facebook.
Motion User Interface
Nowadays user experience is spammed with large volumes of information and thousands of features. Web application developers should prioritize helping users to find their way through this overwhelming stream. Motion UI can make a web app "cleaner" and assist in understanding how the particular app works by using movement and transitions to direct user behavior and to present features.

UI libraries are spreading wide and it becomes easier to find and implement motion UI. Do not disregard making your app user-friendly, it will bring your business more loyalty and significantly reduce the bounce rate.
Cybersecurity
Companies should consider hacking attacks as one of the major threats to their business when building a web application. To protect essential data, devices, and networks, We recommend adopting the most advanced security technologies and hiring domain professionals at the early stages of development. Lack of expertise, small budget on security may result in stealing a personal identity or information as well as companies' portfolios and secrets.

AI can be one of the modern solutions. It continues to intensely grow and has the potential to become a magic pill for illegal access because of its ability to identify and respond to the threats and block the attack before it spread.
Voice Search
Voice Search is undeniably taking over search engines. iPhone's Siri, Android's Cortana, and many other voice assistants actively increase technology recognition and help users to feel more comfortable with the voice search feature.

Fortunately, it is easy to add a voice search recognition API to your web application. For example, Google Chrome and Firefox already support the feature and developers will not experience any troubles while implementing it. It means that with low budget investments from the business side, the app users will be able both to voice search your website in a browser (or voice assistance) and then on your website itself.