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Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools: Market Analysis & Forecast

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Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools: Market Analysis & Forecast

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

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