Reflections and predictions on how Mobile will evolve in 2024, by Siarhei Adamenia, Head of Mobile at Godel Technologies.

What are the biggest trends you have seen over the past year in Mobile?  

The first thing to mention is the entrance level into mobile development has been steadily decreasing over the years, primarily due to the democratisation of technology and the availability of user-friendly development tools.

With the rise of low-code and no-code platforms, individuals with minimal coding experience can now create functional mobile applications without delving deep into complex programming languages. Moreover, the abundance of online resources, tutorials, and community support has facilitated a more accessible learning environment for aspiring developers. As a result, the barrier to entry has significantly lowered, allowing a broader and more diverse range of individuals to enter the field of mobile development.

Another emerging trend in the business landscape is the increasing inclination towards Cross-platform and Hybrid mobile app development. Leveraging sophisticated frameworks that have reached a high level of maturity and continue to evolve year after year, businesses are now afforded greater flexibility, freedom, and the promise of a seamless native user experience. With a focus on optimizing time to market, cost efficiency, and maintaining an acceptable level of quality, these advancements provide businesses with an expanded realm of possibilities, empowering them to select the most suitable development approach for their unique needs and objectives. 

Has anything surprised you in your technology this year?

Without a doubt, it is Artificial Intelligence and Generative AI tools like ChatGPT and others exploded the market in 2023. Its creation, and integration speed into business processes and people’s lives is impressive.

What are your tech predictions for 2024?  

  • More AI-boosted mobile apps (personalisation, decision-making, advanced assistants).
  • Privacy and security will take centre stage.
  • AR/VR (immersive and interactive experiences) will emerge a lot more over the coming year.
  • We will see more use of cross-platform development.
  • There will be an increased focus on UI/UX.