Mobile app developers are embracing more cloud services in their products, a survey from Appcelerator and IDC noted. According to the study, 84 percent of respondents are using “at least one” cloud-enabled or cloud-based service.
Research firm IDC expects the global smartphone market to grow by 49.2 percent this year, while the company also claims that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform has a very bright future.
Appcelerator and IDC released their first quarter 2011 developer survey, which indicates that the launch of new tablets at the CES 2011 show earlier this month means that “developers are pushing these devices to the top of their priority list.”
New research from IDC forecasts that the number of downloaded apps is expected to increase from 10.9 billion worldwide in 2010 to 76.9 billion in 2014, while market revenues will experience similar growth, surpassing US$35 billion in 2014
In the second of our two-part feature based on a developer survey by IDC and Appcelerator, we look at the features and technologies that are crucial to the developer roadmap.
An IDC study of the Indian handset market sparked some debate, with the company’s figures for Nokia irking the Finnish handset giant, according to local reports.
A September 2010 developer survey from IDC, sponsored by Appcelerator, asserts that “the next big wave of innovation may come from business application developers tapping into vast stores of data in the cloud and bringing this data to bear on highly local experiences.”