Taking data from the 10th edition of Developer Economics – the leading research program on software developers and the app economy – this report looks at developers who are creating applications for deployment on mobile platforms, segmenting them by what drives them to create those apps. Mobile developers were the poster child for the app revolution: a good idea, a few lines of code, and revenue would flood in thanks to innovative distribution and monetisation models which have become standard across the software industry.
The 10th edition of the Developer Economics survey reached over 21,000 respondents from 150 countries and provides detailed data on thousands of mobile developers. The survey tracks developer experiences across platforms, revenues, apps, languages, tools, APIs, segments and regions, allowing us to extract information on the developer groups we’re most interested in.
In this report we look in detail at the mobile developer communities, seeing motivations map to tools and business models, providing an insight into what applications they are creating and how they are creating them.