Everyone loves apps. It just makes life so much easier, that’s why more and more people are using their mobile devices to do practically anything.
Mobile App Development Market
To have an outlook of what’s happening in the mobile software development economy and what’s in store for 2015, industry players were interviewed and the result shows that most mobile development companies (75%) feel that the app economy will only grow.
Right off, 65% of the interviewed companies revealed that more than half of their revenues come from mobile app development. IOS app builder and Android specialists are head to head at 25% and 26% market share, with Windows Phone trailing at 13%. About 20% catered to all three platforms while 12% dealt with enterprise mobile application development. A majority (70%) believe that a smart watch will remain a toy while only 5% specialize in Internet of Things development.
Start-ups and small businesses are the source of 37% and 30% of business respectively. However, 75% of companies believe start-ups will continue to send business their way. Enterprise builders make up 23% while hobbyists contribute 10% to revenues.
It is also interesting that a majority of customers are largely clueless about what SDKs and APIs they can use in their mobile apps. Although 50% of apps built have at least one and up to 5 SDKs, and each SDK has one or more API, only 10% of customers understand the advantages. A Java software development company can do much more customization with the right SDKs and APIs in place.
About 10% are gearing up for the domination of html5 mobile app development within 3 years with the rest believing the OS landscape will remain static with Oracle, IBM, SAP, and Sales Force dominating the field roughly 20% each of the market share. However, enterprise mobile players agree that all other methodologies, including Agile development, which currently takes 20% of the market share, can change the game considerably in 2015.
Trend in Development Costs
With regards to development costs, 52% and 58% of developers expect that Android and iOS mobile app development prices respectively will increase by as much as 10% in 2015 while 14% and 9% respectively think the price will go down by as much as 10%.
A good 44% of cross-platform app development companies also believe prices will go up, mostly because companies use lightweight platforms for faster and better services. This places a premium on customers seeking enterprise solutions for mobile app building. Ideyatech, for example, can deliver a working software within two months using the Agile methodology which is essential for enterprise mobile development and better-tested systems.
If you are considering ideas for app development, consult with software development professionals at Ideyatech to get a better idea of what you can expect.
Mobile App Trends Source: The Makers Speak 2015 Report by ContractIQ