• Developer Economics survey

    Monday, April 07, 2014

    App developers? Take the latest Developer Economics survey and have your say on top platforms, revenue models, languages and tools - we have prizes up for grabs!

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  • How can HTML5 compete with Native?

    Thursday, Oct 21, 2013

    A research report by VisionMobile, taking an in-depth look at HTML5 development, uncovering the gaps in developer tools, showcasing the four different implementation paths for the platform, and taking a data-driven approach to the HTML5 vs Native debate.

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  • Enterprise App Developer Atlas

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    The Atlas is an interactive map of the SDK landscape, mapping 480+ developer tools across 25 market sectors, and aimed at helping developers make the right tool choices to reduce costs, increase revenue and capture new markets.

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7 things you need to know before developing a car app

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Car makers have started a major offensive to get more apps in their vehicles and open up to outside developers. Their efforts have sparked an interest in the developer community. “A year ago there was very little interest from mobile developers because the automotive market was perceived as being too insignificant”

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Apr
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Emerging developer opportunities in Enterprise & Productivity apps

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Andreas Pappas shares our latest findings, from our Business & Productivity Apps report which takes a look at developer opportunities created by emerging trends in enterprise mobility (such as bring-your-own policies and mobile SaaS) and professional and vertical app markets (e.g. healthcare apps). This market was worth $28 billion in 2013 and is set to grow to $58 billion by 2016.

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Apr
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A guide to building your app business

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So you want to start a business developing apps? Or maybe you have an app business but want some advice on how to grow or improve it? Simply building an app and publishing it on app store as a paid download is extremely likely to result in disappointment.

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Mar
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Fame From a Game: 5 Game Developers Dealing With Overnight Success

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The mobile app market has completely overhauled the video game market. In an industry that once required thousands of dollars and a legion of programmers to produce a…

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Mar
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Finding the Right BaaS

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Mobile apps — just like any other — need a place to store data. Fortunately, the industry’s push towards outsourced infrastructure (i.e., — “cloud” services) has had a profound impact on both the affordability as well as the availability of cloud-based data storage, often referred to as Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS), or Mobile-Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS)

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Mar
24

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The shoot-out: developer priorities and platform loyalty

The duopoly is here. For a large number of developers the key question is now about which platform to prioritise, not which platform to develop for. Android offers…

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Mar
18

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Which App Stores Should You Use?

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Publishing your app in a store can involve significant effort. Depending on your goals some stores can be more attractive than others. If you’re looking to earn direct revenue from your apps, which are the best stores to target? What follows is some general advice backed up by data from our latest survey.

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App Security 101: A list of top 10 vulnerabilities and how to avoid them

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App development is becoming more and more popular, as web and software developers are migrating to the mobile industry. Secure development on mobile applications, however, has not shown the same level of growth or maturity. This article sums the best ways to build secure apps. It concentrates on OWASP top 10 (and similar) vulnerabilities, as these are most commonly found in mobile apps.

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Mar
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Platform Winners and Losers

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Developer Economics 6th edition is the largest ever research on app developers. This State of the Developer Nation report captures insights from over 7,000 app developers from 127 countries, from the US, China, India, Israel, UK and Russia, stretching all the way to Kenya, Brasil and Jordan. This report paints a truly reflective and accurate picture of the trends in today’s global app economy.

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Mar
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Mobile Gaming’s Dirty Secret

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Mobile gaming is a major growth industry. Revenues and profits are soaring and the most successful companies are attracting valuations in the billions of dollars. However the market dynamics are such that very few can succeed and those that do have incentives which are a long way from maximising fun for players. Where are all the revenues coming from? Is the market fundamentally broken? If so, why aren’t the platform owners trying to fix it?

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