2021 Trend Almanac: Technologies and trends that will dominate the business and consumer landscape. Get instant access
Application development involves the creation of a program or set of programs to perform various tasks required by a business. Most applications generally support word processors, graphics creation, databases and more; and are supported by development platform, which consists of an operating system and a computer monitor. Regardless of the type of application involved, the app-building process always follows the same cadence: gathering requirements, designing prototypes, testing, implementation, and integration.
Organizations leverage software applications to achieve growth. They often look to customized solutions that are next-level scalable, secure, low maintenance applications to address their individual business requirements and desire for innovation in a rapidly changing environment.
Today, trends in application development are increasingly reaching an audience beyond top tier companies. Sophisticated, feature rich apps once relegated to larger organizations are becoming increasingly democratized, putting them within reach of companies of all sizes. This trend is being realized through developers who are interjecting careful thought and creativity into the development process, by taking holistic, low-code, platform, multi-functional, and automated approaches to creating apps, with positive results.
Application development falls into various categories to address specific, critical business needs with succinct benefits and offers: