News roundup - Google opens Early Access beta testing to more developers

In this week's news roundup, Google cancels its modular smartphone project, Apple plans to delete abandoned apps from the App Store and Epic releases a new version of Unreal Engine 4. Read on for the full news rundown.

Whatever happened to Operator Billing?

The world of mobile commerce is evolving fast, and is only going to become more important as it grows and changes so rapidly, but mobile network operators will struggle to be more than a big player in it.

Getting users to pay for things remains the biggest challenge for the app developer

More than half of mobile developers are living in “app poverty”: making less than $500 a month from their apps. We’ve produced an infographic which looks at insights such as this from The Evolving State of Mobile Commerce, a report published by VisionMobile in collaboration with Braintree.

[Infographic] The most global developer survey

Have a look at this infographic about the Developer Economics: Developer Tools Benchmarking survey, check the numbers and you will be able to find out how it has come to be the most global developer survey.

Developer Tools Survey – Winners

Welcome to the full rundown of the Developer Economics: Developer Tools Benchmarking (April-May 2016) prize-draw winners. Below you’ll find a table comprised of both the email addresses and countries of all the people that won (the emails are obfuscated for security reasons).

Using Bash in Windows - today

The soon-to-be-released Windows Subsystem for Linux is a brilliant. Nevertheless, there is no need to wait for Microsoft to make WSL available to everyone. I've been using Bash in Windows - in my daily workflow - for the last 5 years and it's working like a charm. If you want to do the same, read on.

If there were 100 Developers in the world

Have you ever asked yourselves what would the world be like if there were only 100 developers in it? Well even if you haven't, we are sure we have just made you think about it. Based on our Developer Economics survey that reaches 30,000+ devs per year, across mobile, IoT, cloud, desktop, AR/VR, machine learning , we designed a very interesting Infographic illustrating this scenario.

How many IDEs does it take to create a programmer?

Integrated Development Environments have evolved to solve every problem a developer can have, but in recent years we’ve seen a scaling back of capabilities as developers embrace more-basic options. At VisionMobile our latest developer survey is (amongst other things) trying to find out why, though we do have some ideas on the subject.

Cloud & Desktop Developer Landscape

How are desktop and cloud development evolving? We've prepared an infographic with some key insights that can help you better understand the cloud and desktop developer landscape, based on our recent report focusing on the topic.