With over 16 million customers worldwide, Lyca Mobile is the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator, attracting a new customer every two seconds. Launched in 2006, Lyca Mobile is a Lyca Group subsidiary along with Lycatel.
The company has heralded a new era in international telecom, connecting people around the world at great prices. Lyca Mobile’s ethos combines affordability with the power of connectivity, providing phone plans with exclusive benefits such as international calls and high data at low costs.
Mobile app development trends evolve with every release of a new version of Android and iOS. Heading into 2023, experts predict that many new trends will be popping up. From mainstream implementation of VR to expansion in 5G services and devices, this article will look at mobile trends that are predicted to feature prominently in 2023.
Increased Implementation Of VR
VR has game-changing potential for the mobile market. Enabling users to experience a simulated environment and interact with it, the technology has been around for some time but has yet to see widespread adoption in the mobile market. This is due to the fact that diving into a virtual world involves more than simply plugging in a VR headset.
Originally developed for consoles and PCs, apps designed for VR are not currently compatible with mobile devices. However, the release of ARCore and WebXR look set to change all that, paving the way for mobile AR.
An AI Powered Tech Revolution
Advancements in AI have changed the way consumers interact with mobile apps. Today, virtual assistants like Siri, Google Assistant and Cortana help users to gather information, organise their schedules and optimise productivity. Experts predict that our reliance on virtual assistants will only increase throughout 2023.
Continued Focus On Cybersecurity
According to a report from InApps Technology, 30% of known, zero-day vulnerabilities in 2021 were targeted at mobile devices. That year saw a staggering 466% rise in exploited zero-day vulnerabilities, which cybercriminals used in active attacks against mobile endpoints. In addition, 75% of phishing sites were found to specifically target mobile devices. Against this backdrop the need for increased mobile security is obvious, with improvements required in the realms of privacy protection, data encryption and mobile payments in particular.
Growth In The Mobile Payment App Market
Largely driven by the sudden increase in contactless payment adoption triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the mobile payment app market is rapidly expanding. Worldpay estimated in 2021 that mobile and digital wallet payments accounted for around 49% of online transactions globally. Meanwhile, use of mobile wallets is predicted to increase to 53% by 2024, with the entire mobile wallet market tipped to be worth $350 billion by 2026.
Expansion In 5G Services And Devices
The fifth-generation cellular network offers substantial improvements in terms of capacity and reliability in comparison with previous generations. 5G will enable AR, VR, IoT self-driving cars and many more applications thanks to increased network speed, with 5G up to 10 times faster with 50% less latencies, according to a report from GMI Software.