What role does mobile app development play in our life? We use our smartphones on the go, in the office, and at home. Mobile apps help us learn, browse, and play. And there is even more to consider. Mobile development is evolving every year, so building an app should match current trends and changing user expectations.  

While you are reading these lines, groundbreaking mobile innovations are about to hit the market. You can read about it on the Internet or discuss it with outstanding developers in person. You choose. 

This time, we offer you 13 options to network, discover something new, and learn firsthand about the latest innovations. These are mobile development conferences worth visiting in 2023.  

App Growth Summit 

Link: appgrowthsummit.com 

When & where:  

  • March 30, New York City, the US 
  • April 19-20, Berlin, Germany 
  • June 29, São Paulo, Brazil 
  • September 14, San Francisco, the US 
  • October 12, London, the UK 

Price: free, invitation-based participation 

App Growth Summits take place all over the world and target all types of specialists, especially mobile app marketers and entrepreneurs. It is an invite-only event, meaning event organizers have to approve your attendance. It also means you will get superb networking opportunities with other industry vendors. 

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The event agenda touches upon all aspects of the customer funnel, engagement, and other marketing-related topics, like branding, marketing campaign strategies, organic acquisition, and many more. 

Apprise 

Link: appriseconf.com 

When: March 23 

Where: Oslo, Norway  

Price: 3,000 KR (990 KR for students) 

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This mobile tech event comprises two tracks. The first is dedicated to inspirational topics, which makes it a perfect choice for designers, marketers, and business owners. The second track is all about tech and coding and is great for mobile app developers. 

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The agenda includes native and cross-platform mobile development, UI/UX design for mobile, testing, security, and more. Guests also have an option to attend a workshop day on March 22 and a conference party after the speeches on March 23.  

Devoxx 

Link: devoxx.com   

When & where:  

  • April 12-14, Paris, France 
  • May 4-6, Athens, Greece 
  • May 10-12, London, the UK 
  • May 31-June 2, Krakow, Poland 
  • October 2-6, Antwerp, Belgium 
  • October 10-12, Agadir, Morocco 

Price: depends on the location 

The Devoxx community was organized more than 20 years ago and has grown into a European franchise. Each Devoxx event is held by local enthusiasts and visited by prominent international and local experts. United by similar values, these conferences also retain unique features typical for a particular country. 

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The list of topics covers web & HTML, mobile, cloud and big data, architecture and security, future technologies, and others, presented at sessions of different duration and format. 

TECHSPO 

Link: techspo.co  

When & where: 

  • April 12-13, Los Angeles, the US 
  • April 27-28, New York City, the US 
  • July 20-21, Tokyo, Japan 
  • August 31-September 1, London, the UK 
  • September 28-29, Singapore 

Check more dates on the official website. 

Price: depends on the location. 

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TECHSPO is one of the world’s largest tech conferences taking place all over the globe with around 30 events throughout the year. The key event topics are Internet, mobile, AdTech, MarTech, and SaaS innovations, along with many other niches.  

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The event traditionally unites all types of specialists involved in the tech industry, as well as a number of press representatives. Here, you will find insights on the latest innovations, inspiring case studies, career opportunities, reliable tech advice or discussions, and, of course, professional contacts. 

NYSwifty 

Link: nyswifty.com 

When: April 18-19 

Where: New York City, the US 

Price: $599 

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NYSwifty is a brand-new iOS mobile developer conference with Polish origins. The plSwift and plDroid events for iOS and Android developers respectively are held in Warsaw in May. NYSwifty is a similar conference for the American audience. 

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For two days, up to 20 speakers will share their insights and experience working with iOS developer tools. The agenda is focused on SwiftUI animations, Auto Layout, Xcode Cloud, ExtensionKit, and other essential instruments and components. 

AndroidMakers by Droidcon 

Link: androidmakers.droidcon.com 

When: April 27-28 

Where: Paris, France 

Price: 262.8 EUR (70.80 EUR for students) 

AndroidMakers is among the major European mobile development conferences with five tracks, 80+ tech talks, and 800+ developers. The conference is organized by Droidcon, a global Android-centered community (read about Droidcon events below), and a must-see for all technicians interested or working in the niche. If you are not sure you can attend, there is a chance to watch recorded sessions on YouTube after the event. 

Appdevcon 

Link: appdevcon.nl 

When: May 9-12 

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Price: early bird tickets for 190 EUR-740 EUR (85 EUR for students) 

Appdevcon is known as a conference founded by developers for other developers. Its focus lies on all types of app development, be it iOS, Android, Web, or TV. Organizers make sure everyone can find a topic of their interest. Apart from developers, the event is visited by software architects, project managers, and other IT specialists. 

This year, the event includes 52+ sessions with 56+ speakers. The first three days are dedicated to training and tutorials, and the fourth day is a classical conference. 

DevDays Europe 

Link: devdays.lt 

When & where:  

  • May 23-24, online 
  • May 25-26, Vilnius, Lithuania 

Price: early bird ticket for 660 EUR (both online and onsite attendance included) 

The conference’s goal is thoroughly learning and sharing software development insights, innovations, and best practices, regardless of the platform or programming language.  

DevDays is an international event with 130+ keynote speakers and 2000+ attendees from more than 35 countries. Here you will find everything you would like to know about modern software and its creators.  

Droidcon 

Link: www.droidcon.com 

When & where: 

  • June 8-9, San Francisco, the US 
  • July 5-7, Berlin, Germany 
  • September 14-15, New York City, the US 
  • October 26-27, London, the UK 

Price: depends on the location 

Droidcon in London

Droidcon is a global Android developers community organizing events in all parts of the world. These are 2-3 days conferences with five tracks, 70-100 tech talks, and up to 1400 attendees.  

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The event agenda usually involves lightning talks, panel discussions, sessions, and workshops, concerning development issues and insights, software testing, mobile design, security, and more.  

Israel Mobile Summit 

Link: www.israelmobilesummit.com  

When: June 29 

Where: Tel Aviv, Israel 

Price: pricing details will be provided later 

The Israel Mobile Summit first took place in 2011 and has gone through some transformations since then. In 2023, the conference is back offline after two years of the online format, welcoming everyone working in the mobile app industry: developers, marketers, publishers, startups, etc. 

The event is visited by sought-after speakers representing world-famous companies (TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook Gaming) from nearly 20 countries. Here you will also get exceptional networking opportunities, including scheduled 1-to-1 meetings. 

WeAreDevelopers World Congress 

Link: www.wearedevelopers.com/world-congress 

When: July 27-28 

Where: Berlin, Germany 

Price: between 190 EUR and 899 EUR (99 EUR for students) 

Being a flagship tech conference, WeAreDevelopers can interest anyone in the IT industry, including developers of all kinds, QA and test engineers, designers, product owners, and decision makers. The event is gathering over 300 speakers, 4500 companies, and thousands of visitors, focusing on programming, DevOps engineering, blockchain, AI and machine learning, IoT and embedded, and dozens of other topics.  

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WeAreDevelopers is famous, among other things, for the incredible speakers, such as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web inventor, Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, Rasmus Lerdorf, PHP inventor, and many more outstanding talents. 

iOSDevUK 

Link: www.iosdevuk.com  

When: September 4-7 

Where: Aberystwyth, the UK 

Price: pricing details will be provided in April 

It is another mobile application development conference with a focus on the iOS platform. On the first day, visitors choose a two-hour seminar to visit. The second and third days mostly contain 30-minute speeches with 10-minute Q&A sessions. On the last day, attendees can also join tutoring sessions. 

Most speeches are twinned to pack the event with useful tips and the latest mobile trends. Moreover, each day offers networking options, such as a conference dinner, road trip, and coffee breaks. 

Web Summit 

Link: websummit.com 

When: November 13-16 

Where: Lisbon, Portugal 

Price: pre-registration is available with a 50% discount; pricing details will be provided later 

Web Summit is an international celebration of all kinds of IT innovations, attended by 71,000+ participants and 1000+ speakers from Meta, Apple, Airbnb, Amazon, Revolut, and other renowned companies. The event geography covers more than 160 countries. 

It is definitely the biggest and most prominent conference mentioned in this article. Be it for networking, lead generation, or gaining new knowledge, you will find plenty of opportunities and relevant expertise here. 

Final Words 

Our willingness to move forward is what keeps this planet spinning. The world of technology has been through a lot in recent years, but it cannot take away the innovative spirit. 

In 2023, new applications will continue to emerge, and exchanging ideas at mobile app conferences is crucial for further market growth. Where will you go in several months? Will it be TECHSPO in New York City or Web Summit in Lisbon? You are on the way to discoveries, no matter which event you choose. 

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