Welcome!

Microsoft Cloud Authors: Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Mihai Corbuleac, David Bermingham

News Feed Item

Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools: Market Analysis & Forecast

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools: Market Analysis & Forecast
http://www.reportlinker.com/p01099439/Cross-Platform-Mobile-Development-Tools-Market-Analysis--Forecast.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Software_and_Consulting

The market for cross platform mobile development tools is forecast to reach $8.2 billion by 2016. The promise of HTML5 as a write once run anywhere is a illusion but the technology is still indispensable in developing mobile apps. Developers are taking a number of cross platform development approaches and successful developers will match the right tools and approach to appropriate requirements and use cases. With the complexity of mobile app development continuing to grow, the tools vendors ability to reduce development time and increase application reach is generating significant opportunities. This new trend in mobile application development will also help fuel an more open and prosperous mobile app ecosystem.

This updated report provides expanded coverage of the cross platform mobile development tools market. Based on an objective survey of 228 mobile developers and 9 vendor interviews, the report provide insights into:
- Size of the Market Opportunity for Web & Non Web Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools
- Developer Demand, Skill Set, and Requirements
- Competitive Differentiators
- Market Structure, Growth Drivers and Adoption Barriers

Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction

2.0 Mobile Application Development Technology

2.1 Mobile Website Development
2.2 Mobile Web Applications
2.2.1 Native Applications
2.2.2 Hybrid Applications

3.0 Market Structure

3.1 Front End
3.1.1 Hand coded applications
3.1.2 Mobile web application frameworks
3.1.3 Native wrappers
3.1.4 Native Widget Platforms
3.1.5 Recompilers & Translators
3.2 Market Leaders Participation in Cross Platform Mobile Development Ecosystem
3.2.1 OEM and OS vendors
3.2.2 Browser vendors
3.3 Back-end
3.3.1 Pure play backend as a service vendors
3.3.2 Cross-platform tools vendors
3.3.3 Carriers

4.0 Business Models

5.0 Market Drivers and Barriers

5.1 Drivers
5.1.1 4G Networks
5.1.2 Native OS fragmentation
5.1.3 Significant development cost reduction
5.1.4 Enterprises & brands building consumer facing apps
5.1.5 Web is evolutionary, flexible and open
5.2 Barriers
5.2.1 Challenges with HTML5
5.2.2 Varying platform support
5.2.3 Varying browser rendering engines
5.2.4 Challenges of moving from desktop web development to mobile

6.0 Changing Market Dynamics

6.1 Discovery
6.2 Emerging new open source OS's focused on supporting web apps
6.3 New development techniques to manage multiple screens

7.0 Developer Survey

7.1 Demographics
7.2 Mobile Developer Experience
7.3 HTML5 and Development Approaches
7.4 Tools Used by Developers
7.4.1 Web frameworks
7.4.2 Cross platform development platforms
7.4.3 Game engines
7.4.4 Back end services
7.5 Value of Cross Platform Development Tools
7.5 Platforms Targeted

8.0 Forecasts

8.1 Regional Forecasts
8.2 Segmentations by Tool Types

9.0 Conclusions & Recommendations

9.1 Robust Mobile HTML5 Apps Will Evolve Slowly and Unevenly
9.2 Line Between Native and Web Will Become Very Grey
9.3 Better Linking of Front and Back-End Will Be a Growing Trend
9.4 Future Influence of Carriers and OEMS
9.4.1 Carriers will have to partner to participate
9.4.2 How big an influence will Microsoft be in driving fragmentation ?
9.5 Recommendations For Tools Vendors
9.5.1 Partner with the right carriers
9.5.2 Make tools easy to use
9.5.3 The Enterprise is fertile ground

10.0 Vendor Profiles

10.1 AppMobi – Vendor Profile
10.1.1 Overview
10.1.2 Products
10.1.3 Business Model
10.1.4 Competitive Advantages
10.1.5 Competitive Challenges
10.2 Adobe – Vendor Profile
10.2.1 Overview
10.2.2 Products
10.2.3 Business Model
10.2.4 Competitive Advantages
10.2.5 Competitive Challenges
10.3 Sencha Inc.
10.3.1 Overview
10.3.2 Products
10.3.4 Business Model
10.3.5 Competitive Advantages
10.3.6 Competitive Challenges
10.4 Motorola Solutions – Vendor Profile
10.4.1 Overview
10.4.2 Products
10.4.3 Business Model
10.4.4 Competitive Advantages
10.4.5 Competitive Challenges
10.5 Xamarin– Vendor Profile
10.5.1 Overview
10.5.2 Products
10.5.3 Business Model
10.5.4 Competitive Advantages
10.5.5 Competitive Challenges

List of Figures

Figure 1 – Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools Market Opportunity
Figure 2 – Mobile Application Types
Figure 3 – Application Framework Architecture
Figure 4 – Native Wrapper Architecture
Figure 5 – Native Web App Architecture
Figure 6 – Survey Respondents Reduction in Development Time Using Cross Platform Tools
Figure 7 – Mobile Developers With Experience in Programming Languages
Figure 8 – US Mobile Ad Spending 2010-2016
Figure 9 – Android vs. iOS Device Sales June 2010-July 2012
Figure 10 – Survey Respondents Segmented by Geographic Region
Figure 11 – Survey Respondents Segmented by Revenues of Employer
Figure 12 – Types of Applications Developed
Figure 13 – Types of Games Developed
Figure 14 – Mobile Development Experience
Figure 15 – General Software Development Experience
Figure 16 – Developer Commitment to HTML5
Figure 17 – Approach to Cross Platform Development
Figure 18 – Usage of Cross Platform Development Tools
Figure 19 – Web Frameworks Currently Using
Figure 20 – Web Frameworks Developers are Interested in Using
Figure 21 – Web Frameworks Tried but Abandoned
Figure 22 – Cross Platform Mobile Development Platforms Currently Using
Figure 23 – Cross Platform Development Platforms Interested in Using
Figure 24 – Cross Platform Mobile Development Platforms Tried but Abandoned
Figure 25 – Gaming Engines Currently Using
Figure 26 – Gaming Engines Interested in Using
Figure 27 – Gaming Engines Abandoned
Figure 28 – Back End Services Currently Using
Figure 29 – Back-End Service Interested in Using
Figure 30 – Back-End Services Tried but Abandoned
Figure 31 – Reduction in Development Time Using Cross Platform Tools
Figure 32 – Investment in Cross Platform Development Tools
Figure 33 – Cross Platform Tools and Training Spending Change Expected
Figure 34 – Amount of Spending Changes Forecast
Figure 35 –Tool Features Rankings
Figure 36 –Tool Features Ranking, Top 2 & Bottom 2
Figure 37 – Mobile Platforms Targeted
Figure 38 – Mobile Platforms Targeted in Next 12 Months
Figure 39 – Total Mobile Developers
Figure 40 – Mobile Developers by Development Approach
Figure 41 – Total Developers Using Cross Platform Development Tools
Figure 42 – Developers Using Cross Platform Tools Segmented by Paying Developers
Figure 43 – Average Spend per Paying Developer per Year
Figure 44 – Cross Platform Tools Revenues
Figure 45 – Cross Platform Tools Users Segmented by Region
Figure 46 – Cross Platform Tool Revenues Segmented by Region
Figure 47 – Total Developers Segmented by Tool Types
Figure 48 – Developers Using Frameworks Segmented by Types of Frameworks
Figure 49 – Developers Using Platforms Segmented by Types of Platforms

List of Tables

Table 1– Mobile Web Frameworks
Table 2 – Native Wrappers
Table 3 – Recompilers and Translators
Table 4 – Sample Pure Play BaaS Providers
Table 5 – BaaS Offerings From Tools Vendors
Table 6 – Browser Rendering Engines
Table 7 – Emerging Open Standard Mobile Operating Systems
Table 8 – Emerging Open Standardized Mobile Operating Systems
Table 9 – Mobile Developer Experience Segmented by Language
Table 10 – Language Experience Segmented by Experience Developing for Mobile Devices
Table 11 – Application Type Segmented by Commitment to HTML5
Table 12 – Perceived Limitations of HTML5
Table 13 – Perceived Benefits of HTML5
Table 14 – HTML5 Benefits and Limitations Segmented by Application Type
Table 15 – Development Approach Segmented by Mobile Development Experience

To order this report:
Software_and_Consulting Industry:
Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools: Market Analysis & Forecast

_________________________
Contact Clare: [email protected]
US:(339) 368 6001
Intl:+1 339 368 6001

SOURCE Reportlinker

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to 'DevOps at Cloud Expo 2016' as Conference Chair The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited t...
IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increased per-unit margins. However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, “IoT project implementers often ...
"We work in the area of Big Data analytics and Big Data analytics is a very crowded space - you have Hadoop, ETL, warehousing, visualization and there's a lot of effort trying to get these tools to talk to each other," explained Mukund Deshpande, head of the Analytics practice at Accelerite, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to imp...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, provided an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profession...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
When people aren’t talking about VMs and containers, they’re talking about serverless architecture. Serverless is about no maintenance. It means you are not worried about low-level infrastructural and operational details. An event-driven serverless platform is a great use case for IoT. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Animesh Singh, an STSM and Lead for IBM Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, will detail how to build a distributed serverless, polyglot, microservices framework using open source tec...
Connected devices and the industrial internet are growing exponentially every year with Cisco expecting 50 billion devices to be in operation by 2020. In this period of growth, location-based insights are becoming invaluable to many businesses as they adopt new connected technologies. Knowing when and where these devices connect from is critical for a number of scenarios in supply chain management, disaster management, emergency response, M2M, location marketing and more. In his session at @Th...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
"delaPlex is a software development company. We do team-based outsourcing development," explained Mark Rivers, COO and Co-founder of delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
Basho Technologies has announced the latest release of Basho Riak TS, version 1.3. Riak TS is an enterprise-grade NoSQL database optimized for Internet of Things (IoT). The open source version enables developers to download the software for free and use it in production as well as make contributions to the code and develop applications around Riak TS. Enhancements to Riak TS make it quick, easy and cost-effective to spin up an instance to test new ideas and build IoT applications. In addition to...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
The idea of comparing data in motion (at the sensor level) to data at rest (in a Big Data server warehouse) with predictive analytics in the cloud is very appealing to the industrial IoT sector. The problem Big Data vendors have, however, is access to that data in motion at the sensor location. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Scott Allen, CMO of FreeWave, discussed how as IoT is increasingly adopted by industrial markets, there is going to be an increased demand for sensor data from the outermos...
CenturyLink has announced that application server solutions from GENBAND are now available as part of CenturyLink’s Networx contracts. The General Services Administration (GSA)’s Networx program includes the largest telecommunications contract vehicles ever awarded by the federal government. CenturyLink recently secured an extension through spring 2020 of its offerings available to federal government agencies via GSA’s Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts. GENBAND’s EXPERiUS™ Application...
Presidio has received the 2015 EMC Partner Services Quality Award from EMC Corporation for achieving outstanding service excellence and customer satisfaction as measured by the EMC Partner Services Quality (PSQ) program. Presidio was also honored as the 2015 EMC Americas Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year and 2015 Mid-Market East Partner of the Year. The EMC PSQ program is a project-specific survey program designed for partners with Service Partner designations to solicit customer feedbac...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 19th Cloud Expo and 6th @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Interne...