Top 5 Mobile App Development Trends For 2023
Small screens are driving the World. Mobile Phones have transformed to “Smart Phones'' with passing time and amplifying tech innovations. Previously only simple applications like calculators, calendars, notes, and the like were embedded inside a phone, but now there are more elaborate applications that affect the enhancement of human life in all aspects.
Mobile Applications of today are more interactive and packed with values. Since the Digital Revolution began, companies have found profit, bottling their values and services into compact mobile applications that can cover any Human interests from Education, Entertainment, Health, Wellness, E-commerce, Dating, Banking, and much more. The list keeps going on as mobile applications keep revamping with new Technology trends.
5 Latest trends that will be affecting Mobile App Development in 2023
Internet connectivity initiated the global digital revolution. It served as a base that linked people with Mobile and Web Applications and expanded their scope.
The 5th generation of internet connectivity has been a trending subject of tech news, as this innovation is finally being released globally.
5G has enormous power to shift the trends of mobile application development. It is expected to be about a 100 times faster than today’s 4G internet connectivity, thus providing high bandwidth, high connection density, and extremely low latency. It will be affecting the precision of geolocation services and also extending the battery life of smartphones.
This innovation will be affecting the enhancement of functionality of Mobile Applications as it provides a beneficial base to run them and sharpen other existing tech services that support Mobile Apps.
5G subscriptions are predicted to reach 1,900 million by 2024. (Statista; Liftoff, 2020) and 20% of the world’s population will be using the 5G network by 2025 (Statista; Liftoff, 2020)
Progressive Web Apps and On-demand Apps
Progressive applications are Websites that behave like Applications. These are a hybrid between Websites and Apps and are more efficient than traditional Apps.
These apps can be accessed by any web browser and save time by removing the installation process. They are fast, reliable, and engage more users, serving as a perfect base for businesses to launch their ideas into the Market. Packed with features but lightweight at the same time, they can run on weaker internet servers, save storage and have a short loading time. These apps are generating more benefits for E-commerce businesses.
On-demand Applications have gained a popular status in the current lifestyle of people around the Globe. These applications connect customers with different service providers and act as mediators between small businesses and their potential clients. The Number of On-demand Applications are predicted to increase with the upcoming years.
Data in the current age is the most important driving factor behind all businesses. Edge Computing is the updated form of the Cloud, and instead of Centralizing data, unlike Cloud, this framework brings the Applications close to the data sources.
Processing of data at the edge can generate business benefits like improving bandwidth and response time and enhancing insights, which in the long run can deliver unique Human experiences. The most important aspect of Edge is assurance of security while transporting and processing Sensitive Data. Due to an increased risk of Cyber breaches, the inevitable demand for Data Security is well satisfied by Edge Computing.
Applications that are backed up by robust Edge Computing services have the ability to drive and operate heavy IoT innovations, like self-driving cars and Automated Home Appliances. Cloud-based applications are more convenient to use, manageable, scaleable, and increase client reach.
The market value of mobile edge computing is expected to reach $2.8 billion in 2027. (Meticulous Research, 2021)
IoTs and Responsive Designs
With the invention of the Internet, the world became a connected place. After connecting people, the Internet now aims to connect devices and ‘things’. Internet of things or “IoTs” are objects with facilities like sensors, processing ability, software, and other technologies that connect them with the Internet and help them exchange Data with other devices.
IoTs are mostly operated by Mobile Applications. Their unique no touch interface can be controlled directly by smartphones.
This Market is amplifying in its scope determining the future of mobile apps and is estimated to reach $1.6 trillion by 2025. - apexon.com
Another result of technology innovation is the wide manufacturing of wearable devices like smartwatches and smart glasses. Wearable Devices are prominently adopting wellness applications that monitor the overall health of the user hence newer scope of Application design and development are rising.
A transformation of structure of the existing device framework has also affected application development. With new foldable devices emerging, an app needs to be designed in a way that it can function with full potentiality in all types of interfaces. A responsive design thus needs to be followed while creating and shaping Mobile Applications.
With all these factors influencing Mobile App development, a new series of fresh technologies have also been shaping the future of Smartphone Apps.
This technology was initiated in 2013, but just recently, it has been recognised as a strong potential tool for marketing. Beacons are small wireless transmitters that send signals to other smart devices by using low energy BlueTooth technology.
These signals contain data that can be turned into actions after being received and read by the smart devices. This technology carries a huge scope to improve geolocation and marketing services. Applications that incorporate the Beacon technology have a greater chance to increase user interaction and ultimately enhance the user experience of the related brand.
The market value of Beacon technology is predicted to reach $55,554 million by 2026, Worldwide. (Statista, 2020)
From virtual voice assistants to chatbots and driverless Ubers, Artificial Intelligence has undergone a lot of development. It is considered to be an essential tool in developing seamless Mobile Applications, minimizing development time and cutting down human programming errors.
It can perform a wide series of tasks like analyzing data and creating design deliverables, UX designers use AI to improve the UX design process and enhance the user experience.
Here is how Artificial Intelligence shapes Application Development-
- Data analysis - Power algorithms are constantly analyzing huge amounts of data and using the trends to predict what the User is looking for in a particular application. AI makes it easier to narrowly target users across extensive channels.
- Chatbots and virtual assistants - These AI assets make it easier to find information and resources quickly and efficiently, through human-like conversations. Chatbots have become an integral part of most online business presence, thus providing dynamic customer experiences.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Realities are the trendiest subjects of tech enhancement. These two technologies are redefining the nature of Reality. Applications, mostly E-commerce apps have been using them to deliver a more unique user experience.
Newer experiences can be created by implementing these technologies that help in generating more application users.
With everyone carrying a Smartphone in their pockets, Companies have diverted their market in the Digital Space which is perceivable by anyone holding these small screens. Mobile Applications have gained enormous popularity and are the virtual platforms of Global enterprises. Thus with changing trends, mobile applications are likely to change in order to create newer experiences and adjust with new user requirements. Technology innovations are driving Mobile applications, influencing their Performance and Designs.
Blockchain is termed to be the most secure technology for Data protection and hence it can be operated into a number of applications from Healthcare to Banking. Its unique approach to decentralization of data removes most risks of Data breaches and thus the Applications that deal with a lot of sensitive data flow can implement the Blockchain Technology to avail maximum security.
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