Mark Wilcox

Android First is the New Normal

Android First is the New Normal

The mobile platform landscape was fairly stable for more than two years. Having both won the platform wars, Android and iOS seemed quite settled into their market positions. Android selling the most units in every market, but with iOS taking a dominant share of the lucrative high-end. Similarly, Android’s greater developer mindshare was always counterbalanced by iOS developers making the most revenue, and iOS being the primary platform for more full-time professionals.

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Bill Ray

Every year software developers get less experienced

Every year software developers get less experienced

That might sound odd, but it’s one of many conclusions draw from our biannual study, and presented in our (free) State of the Developer Nation report. Not individually of course; there’s no memory loss involved here, but the developer community is growing, and new programmers inevitably bring down the average level of experience, and that has serious implications for the future of the industry.

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Bill Ray

Who, What, How, and Why: software development laid bare

Who, What, How, and Why: software development laid bare

Every six months we ask developers around the world those four questions, to see how the industry is evolving. Now in its 9th edition the VisionMobile Developer Economics survey reached out to 13,000 developers, from 149 different countries, and the results are available in our biannual report: State of The Developer Nation Q3 2015.

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Mark Wilcox

App developer trends Q1 2015

App developer trends Q1 2015

Our 8th Developer Economics survey has once again achieved an industry leading scale, including responses from more than 8,000 app developers and 143 countries. Their collective insight shows us an app economy that’s beginning to mature. Platform mindshare and priorities are fairly stable and developers are increasingly turning to cross-platform technologies to deal with the multi-platform reality. Tool adoption is gradually increasing and a shift in focus towards enterprise app development is underway.

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Mark Wilcox

North American App Developer Trends 2014: Insights into the app economy powerhouse

North American App Developer Trends 2014: Insights into the app economy powerhouse

North America plays a very central part in the app economy. Not only is it home to the companies that create all of the leading mobile platforms, it is also the largest creator of app revenues.

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