This is the 28th volume of our Mobile Development Survey series, the most comprehensive existing research series focusing exclusively on mobile development. This detailed report consists of extensive in-depth interviews with 464 developers worldwide active in mobile development. Includes sections on mobile platforms, device development and deployment, app stores and the business of mobile development, adoption of content formats and technologies, types of apps being developed, porting between platforms, location and map based development, as well as issues and requirements important to mobile developers.
This survey measures trends that have come to light in the most recent editions of the survey. These can be summarized as the growth of the tablet market, the surge in interest in both Android and Windows on mobile platforms, the continued investment in mobile development within the corporate enterprise, the relevance and complementary nature of cloud computing, and the challenges posed by different kinds of fragmentation.