We asked around the office to find out what the Codified team is excited for in 2017. After a few arguments we drilled it down to our top 5.

1. More React Native

We enjoyed making the transition to React Native development in 2016 and it’s good to see wider adoption in the market. We’re looking forward to testing the limits and helping to create beautiful cross platform apps with all the benefits of native components. 2016 brought us some fantastic React Native clients and lots of experience.

2. Virtual reality

The gamers in our office are hoping to get their hands on the HTC Vive VR headset unveiled at CES, which comes with the Tracker to turn any object into a VR controller and the release of the new Oculus Rift headset.

3. Cloud based mobile apps

Apps using cloud technology will help us to stop need to delete & uninstall multiple apps overtime we want to try a new one. This is going bring heavy graphics, data, and function to more apps while retaining speed and security.

4. Wearables

We’re excited to try out developing for wearables, with a busy market for smartwatches, trackers, and glasses there’s new things going with healthcare, authentication, and fitness.

5. Chatbots

We were told 2016 was going to be the year of the chatbot, this is still yet to happen but we have high hopes for AI chattiest that will help us keep multitasking.