The information below was quoted directly from developereconomics.com based on a survey of over 8,000 developers in Q1 2015:
- The platform wars have ended in a stalemate. Android is a priority for 40% of full time professional developers, iOS for 37%, whilst Windows Phone and the mobile browser have just 8% and 7% respectively.
- Our development language rankings show absolutely unprecedented growth for Apple’s new Swift language. 20% of mobile developers were using Swift just 4 months after it was introduced to the world.
- 23% of Swift adopters were not using Objective C, a sign that Swift may succeed in attracting a much wider range of developers to build native iOS apps.
- Despite the immaturity of IoT platforms, mobile developer interest is high. A massive 53% of mobile developers in our survey were already working on some kind of IoT project.
- Smart Home was the most popular market with 37% of mobile developers working on IoT projects targeting it. Wearables were a close second with 35% mindshare.
- Tool awareness is increasing. The fraction of developers not using any third party tools at all has fallen to an all time low of 17%.
- Cross-platform tool adoption is on the rise. The percentage of developers using these tools has grown from 23% to 30% over the last 6 months.
- 43% of enterprise app developers make more than $10K per month versus 19% of consumer app developers reaching the same revenue level.
- We predict that mobile e-Commerce will account for 2.5 times as much revenue as all the other sources put together at $300 billion.
- Stalemate in the platform wars? - Global vs. regional developer Mindshare
- The rise of Swift - Most popular programming languages, breakdown of Swift developers
- App economy revenues are polarising - Developer revenues by platform, region
- Developing the Internet of Things - Most popular IoT markets, devs interested in IoT
- Not all tools are created equal - Total tool adoption, breakdown by platform, user analytics
- Enterprise vs. consumer - Top app categories and platforms, revenue breakdown
- Platforms appeal to different motivations - Developer segments by platform
- The app economy in 2015 - E-commerce vs. app store, advertising, contract revenues