Three Software Development Trends for 2015
The partnership between software and hardware is all set to become much stronger in 2015. With significant developments in embedded software technology, the near future will be dominated by intelligent machines that will change the way we work and live. Here are the 3 most significant technological trends to watch to for in 2015.
Sensors and Wearables
It won’t be too long before a person can wear a skin patch to monitor his/her physical health and send the collected data to his healthcare provider for diagnosis.
Sensors and Wearable will play a huge role in the future, especially in the areas of healthcare and medicine. As healthcare costs are bound to only go up, healthcare companies will be forced to opt for wearable technology to gather medical data in order to make more informed decisions.
Software developers will also have to focus in this area as healthcare will be an important playing field. The demand for wearable technology is expected to reach $6 billion by 2016 according to a study conducted by Fierce Mobile Healthcare.
Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
Experts predict that AI will soon replace knowledge workers as they continue to become more and more advanced. Machines running on AI are not just capable of executing simple tasks, but are able to analyse swaths of information to produce exact and specific results. AI has already replaced most human workers in factory assembly lines. These machines are capable of building or constructing products much faster than a human, increasing productivity levels significantly. As machine learning continues to develop, devices will soon be able to monitor your health or even drive your car.
Liquid Computing is the next big thing in mobile technology and is expected to revolutionize the way we work. As we adopt the usage of multiple devices such as laptops, tablets, and phones, liquid computing will allows us to execute tasks on these multiple devices at the same time. For instance, if you are writing a mail on your mobile phone, you can switch it off and continue writing the mail on your tablet. Liquid Computing will basically make your work instantly portable, thereby, increasing overall productivity.