Get a head start on the competition by staying up to date on the top mobile development trends for 2023. From AR/AI and IoT to data security and cross-platform development tools, these are the technologies that will shape the future of the mobile market. Don't miss out – read our in-depth article now.
Top Trends In Mobile Development For 2023 – Do You Know Them All?
What will the year 2023 bring? We hope you are anticipating it with as much enthusiasm as we do! What kind of new technologies is approaching? What path of evolution will the known ones pick? Those are very intriguing questions!
We have researched the upcoming mobile development trends for you and prepared a list with some thoughts we wanted to share. Enjoy this read and make sure you will leave a comment!
Importance Of Privacy And Security In Mobile Development
Mobile apps are a great source of data about all of us. What do we do, what our lifestyle looks like, what do our careers consist of, and what are our hobbies?Therefore, security in mobile development is an absolute priority! Why does it have so much importance? Mobile applications are a frequent target of many cyber-attacks. Hackers tend to strike as many private users as business accounts. Attacks of malware can end up with severe consequences such as:
- stolen passwords and login data
- identity thefts
- stolen credit or debit card details
- unauthorized access to private networks, and business networks
- personal information from SMS memory to be stolen.
As you can see mobile security is no joke. This is the reason why more and more developers are considering and implementing in their apps some serious security functionalities such as:
- ID confirmation: a process during which users must confirm their identity. This helps to avoid scammers and cyber-criminals.
- Strong multifactor authentication. Just a password is not enough anymore to secure your privacy. Instead, more and more apps ensure two or even multifactor authentication processes.This usually contains a one-time code sent by mail or via SMS to confirm one’s identity. By doing so, business owners are providing additional account protection layers. Also anytime, when there is an attempt to log in, the user will be notified.
- Biometrics. The third option for enlarging the security level is using biometric data to access your app profile. It needs some information obtained from your body, such as fingerprint, iris scan, or facial recognition displayed in real-time. It can significantly improve the security of customer data. It also increases the credibility of businesses.
Rise Of Cross-Platform Development Tools
The popularity of cross-platform development is on a rise! And the fact is that cross-platform apps are constantly evolving! Many developers are already using popular cross-platform frameworks, such as Flutter, and React Native, to build mobile apps that can run on multiple platforms (e.g., iOS, Android) with a single codebase! A single app, single codebase? How great is that? Also, such time and resource efficiency compared to building separate apps for each platform! This significantly helps to boost the speed of development. Those apps are entirely compatible with each platform and can benefit from various plugins connected to the cloud setups.
Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning
We cannot deny it - AI and predictive analysis are very quickly becoming an everyday experience in the mobile app industry. As the year 2022 has proven, mobile apps are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies in the development process to significantly decrease the length of the process and provide personalized experiences and improve the app's performance. Additionally, it is believed that AI and ML can minimize mistakes that human programmers could have missed. AI is currently widely used for personalized chatbots. Many industries are already venturing into those two technologies with the goal to gather important data and make informed and wise decisions to keep growing. Major industries particularly expected to increase in the market of AI-powered apps are healthcare and retail.
Everything seems to point out that this rise will continue throughout 2023 with many new implementations of AI and ML in different kinds of apps. This will help many businesses to gain an upper hand and to anticipate their business opportunities, improve services, and obtain some interesting insights into their consumers’ behavior.
Internet Of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the biggest trends in the mobile app world already for a few years. IoT functions while creating a wide network of devices that work together and interact with their surroundings. All connected appliances use some sensors to communicate and collect the necessary data from one another. The main goal of IoT is to improve human lives in as many ways, as possible. The IoT has already created some buzz in the IT industry and offered a lot of potential for users and developers over the last few years. The use of mobile devices to control and interact with IoT appliances has grown and is expected to grow even more in the future. Especially in the areas such as smart homes, retail, e-health, well-being, logistics, and more. One of the most important factors that have helped improve the IoT experiences is the data exchange between the devices.
Even though many conspiracy theorists were predicting the doomsday coming from the development of the 5G technology, it's more accurate to talk about it as an oncoming of the 4th great industrial revolution. 5G offers significantly better speed and reliability than previous generations of cell phones. The network speed can reach 10 times more now than with the 4G. The latency that it provides will be enough to allow us to experience high-quality AR/VR apps, drive autonomous cars and use plenty of different IoT devices and applications.5G will also help to significantly extend the life of the cell batteries, excluding some of the battery-draining operations from use. Also, our abilities for precise geo-targeting and geo-fencing will augment remarkably, all due to the higher radio frequency and shorter wavelengths, allowing the apps to perform on way more exact data. All in all, the rollout of 5G networks is expected to lead to many new possibilities in mobile app development, most of which cannot be even predicted yet. But no worries, time will show us soon enough.
Augmented Reality (AR) And Virtual Reality (VR)
AR and VR technologies are becoming more and more available on mobile devices, and it is very likely that we will soon see an even more significant increase in the use of these technologies in mobile apps.
The huge milestone for both VR and AR was the time of the Pandemic. When the crisis hit, we have to look for new ways to adjust our lives and VR/AR was often seen as a way to do it. Many app developers even started using augmented reality and virtual reality as their virtual production lines. In many cases, this helped to provide more efficiency with lower costs.
Additionally, both VR and AR helped to enhance e-learning and make it more exciting, by developing ed tech apps.
More and more apps are adding VR and AR solutions to their products. And to no surprise, since this tech trend has so much to offer to almost all lines of businesses in any industry. Although to fully succeed, the technology still needs to be polished, which is what most companies are focusing on right now.
What Will 2023 Bring?
These are just a few examples of trends that have emerged in the last months or so, and we think will have a major impact on 2023. However, the mobile development field is constantly evolving, and for sure there will be some new trends likely emerging in the upcoming months. The mobile apps industry is on the rise and customers/users can only expect their experiences to become better and more immersive. The trends we talked about will surely help the businesses to develop their strategies too and help them to reach the growth they all wish for. It is simply a tech-driven world, and we expect more exciting apps to appear. This is what we wish for 2023, let’s all stay tuned for what will it bring!
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