Results Also Suggest Decline of
Business app developers continue to face a fragmented device landscape, with growing trends such as “bring your own device” (BYOD) increasing the diversity of the devices and platforms that business end users operate. App management and app security—and making the correct development choices to enable these easily—remain key challenges for the industry.
“Our survey results are in line with our anecdotal experiences and our business growth over the last 12 months. HTML5 is a thriving development technology solving hard problems for developers who are increasingly targeting a multi-device, multi-platform world,” said
Majority of Developers Support Multi-Device Apps
One of the key findings of the survey illustrates that developers are no longer in the camp of either desktop or mobile app development, with more than 50 percent of developers supporting both desktop and mobile experiences for their primary applications. According to the survey:
Business App Developers Have Migrated to HTML5, and
More than 60 percent of the developers surveyed said that they have already migrated to HTML5 and hybrid development for their primary applications, with more than 70 percent of developers stating that they are doing more with HTML5 than last year, and expect to do even more in 2014.
Windows and Microsoft Mobile Development Trends Down
The survey sample comprised two-thirds full-time developers or designer/developers, with one-third managing development teams or holding technical roles such as Architect or CTO. Geographic diversity was balanced with a third of the sample taken each from