Mobile_Developer_Survey_March_2010

Mobile_Developer_Survey_March_2010 - Appcelerator Mobile...

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This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/ Page 1 Appcelerator Mobile Developer Survey How Developer Interest Particularly iPad - Has Evolved Since January A platform interest survey of 1,028 Appcelerator application developers from March 23-25, 2010 www.appcelerator.com/mobile-developer-survey
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This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/ Page 2 Summary When Appcelerator initially surveyed its developer base prior to Apple‟s announcement in January, interest in the platform was overwhelmingly high. At that time, 90% of developers said they were very interested in building an iPad app within the year. Fast forward two months to an updated developer poll taken March 23 - March 25 and we see sustained interest in the platform, but within an increasingly competitive platform landscape. Below is a comparison of iPad developer interest that compares interest pre-announcement in January vs. pre-launch in March . As well, we‟ll look at how the iPad‟s popularity compares against other development platforms that have had their own share of news good and bad - since January. Here are the top-level findings: - Interest in iPad remains strong, but off the wild enthusiasm in January. 80% of developers are very interested in building an iPad app within the first year vs. 90% in January. When asked about overall interest in iPad as a development platform, 53% responded that they were „very interested‟ – third behind iPhone and Android. As a point of reference, Amazon Kindle, surveyed for the first time, has only 12% of developers claiming a similar level of interest in its recently announced SDK. - Increased competition among mobile platforms shows that Android (81% very interested in the platform) is closing in on iPhone (87%), while Blackberry (43%) and Windows Phone (34%) have doubled and nearly tripled their developer interest numbers, respectively, in just two months. - At only 14% claiming that they are very interested in WebOS, Palm is clearly seeing waning interest among developers. Symbian clocks in at 16%, while Meego the recently combined Maemo/Moblin effort by Nokia and Intel comes in last at just 12%. - Developers cited eBooks, entertainment/media applications, business applications, medical applications, and education applications as likely candidates for the iPad, consistent with January. The findings below were
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2010 for the course STAFF 00069 taught by Professor Thah during the Summer '10 term at Alfaisal University.

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