But it is worthy to adopt these technologies in 2016? Let’s see and predict through this post.
1st challenge: HTML5 Web Applications on the Peak
Now, native mobile app developers are transferring their taste from native apps to HTML5. There are many reasons of it like:
- HTML5 apps are cross-platform and it should be less costly to develop
- It allows enjoying native functionality like camera, microphone, sound, accelerometer, offline capabilities, geo-location, vibration, and so on.
- No bizarre policy restrictions or extortionate charges by App Store.
- Its responsive design allows targeting multiple devices with different screen sizes.
We are hoping that W3C-Recommended packaged web app standard might appear and possibly an official store, however, 2016 is almost earlier for vendor agreement.
2nd challenge: 2016 is Dominated to Smart Device
Almost every people have the latest Apple or Android device for their personal use. We have seen increasing sales during the middle months of 2013 and experiencing huge growth in Eastern Europe, Asia and South America.
Looking this growth, it is predicted that phone-based web use will increase than desktops.
I am exactly convinced as people are using more websites and application while they are on PC rather than mobile device. Right now, mobile access counts 1-in-5 web visits and by the end of 2016, it will be 1-in-4.
3rd challenge: Flash, Silverlight and Java May Disappear
Possibly, this is true as we have seen three most-used browser plug-ins will become extraneous as developers are switching to HTML5. We have seen that advertising industry is using Flash. However, click-throughs and revenues will decrease as mobile access increases.
4th challenge: IE12 on the Way
We have noted the development time between subsequent versions of IE has decreased over the years to twelve months. It is expected that IE12 will launch in October but hoping Microsoft can introduced earlier as possible with necessary features.
5th challenge: A Responsive Image Standard Won’t Be Offered
We have a doubt that usable responsive image technology may available in 2016. There is still dissimilarity regarding the best way forward as the proposed
is not up to the mark. Moreover, there is some hope about a standard solution will be implemented by all vendors before the end of the year.
The problem may possibly disappear as almost every device has a Retina-like high-density display that serve a single image. The bandwidth limitations are a main restriction, however we’re not there yet.
6th challenge: IE And Chrome Dominate Browser Market
We have two-horse race between Chrome and IE in the desktop browser market. When one wins, other becomes in second position. If we are looking at Firefox, it may drop little, but make its place stable above 15% throughout 2013 while Safari will hold its place under 10%. However, devices will secure its place during 2016.
7th challenge: Page Weight Will Drop or Remain Steady
We have seen 30%+ increase in page weight year-on-year. There are some developers worrying when their pages exceed 1.7Mb and that is an average when half of the websites have a greater total. We are hoping to reach at the peak of stupidity. The reasons are:
- One can add frivolous fonts, widgets, libraries and images to their page.
- Advertising now created lightweight HTML5 and CSS3 instead Flash.
- Redundant code can be removed by automated build processes then concatenate and minify files.
- Automated build processes can remove redundant code then concatenate and minify files.
- Obese pages give a negative impact on your SEO efforts.
8th challenge: Microsoft Windows RT will be Abandon or Re-brand
Microsoft has a confusing market. Only some people know the actually difference between a Surface and Surface Pro. No doubt, Windows RT is an excellent Windows Device, but it is not actually Windows. Its Surface device receives good reviews, but sales don’t reach at high point. It is expected that Microsoft will review its products and remove the ‘Windows’ name from their tablet series.
There is no doubt this year 2016 is more surprising for developers and tech-lover. Let’s see what surprises you like the most.