An interesting report from Appcelerator and IDC about mobile developers ecosystem.
Appcelerator and IDC have recently published a mobile developers survey for Q1 2012. The survey included over 2,000 mobile developers and presented some interesting facts about development trends in the mobile world.
In a world where developers ecosystem is a key to push forward a mobile platform – understanding developers opinions and desires can hint about which way the mobile “wind” is blowing… (the full report can be found in here).
- HTML5 is becoming a key mobile technology: over 75% of mobile developers reported they intend to get into the HTML5 world this year (2012).
- The reports claims it’s much higher than the number anticipated by analysts last year, but if you follow the mobile spoon, you probably remember that over a year ago, I predicted that by 2013 HTML5 will rule the enterprise. As things are moving slower in the enterprise world, it’s only logical that the shift towards HTML5 will begin earlier for all mobile developers.
- HTML5 is already being adopted by many of ClickSoftware’s customers, which means it’s here already, it’s real, and here to stay for long.
Here are 2 similar posts I wrote few months ago, they both show a similar picture: despite of Android’s meteoric jump this year, mobile developers typically begin with iOS, as it’s somewhat considered to be more stable and easier to monetize, while Android, despite the tremendous sales, is still a bit behind.
Mobile web (HTML5) is getting stronger no matter which platform is eventually winning: