Future-Gazing - 5 Top Front End Development Trends in 2019

Oct 20, 2018

2019 is still some months away. We have started our future-gazing early. Here is looking at the top 5 trends that will dominate the front end development in 2019 and much of 2020.

Angular JS, Vue JS, React JS: Angular has pretty much clinched the market with the super-powerful Angular 2. Vue has also been making steady ground given its inherent adaptability and ready integration with other Javascript frameworks.  React wins for its ready adaption for various UI. (Think mobiles and the insane number of form factors) though its complexity can be a deal-killer. Overall we vote for Angular 2 as still winning in front-end technologies.

Progressive Apps: Mobiles are here to stay and slay. And it makes sense in a smart-phone  world you build primarily and not as an after-thought for mobiles. And so progressive apps. To quote Wikipedia - Progressive Web Apps are web applications that load like regular web pages or websites but can offer the user functionality such as working offline, push notifications, and device hardware access traditionally available only to native mobile applications. We predict most websites will now be built as progressive apps or following the design pattern of one.

Real-time Communication: Web sockets up traditional web-services as users expect real-time communication. As chat becomes the preferred means of user interaction, web-sockets providing full duplex communication will play significant roles in your app architecture.

Bots are the new Apps: With 69% of consumers and 80% of businesses preferring chat as the means of B2C communication by 2020, 2019 will be a watershed year. When businesses will start shifting to a bot-first from an app-first strategy while building their front-end.

Video-centric design: Videos have been around for sometime but in 2018 it was official that they will dominate the content scene. Your front end design has to be built around videos. Think of integration with top video CMS platforms like Vimeo, Loom, Wistia, Brightcove while building your architecture.