Just published the new State of the Developer Nation report

We’re happy to announce the publication of the latest State of the Developer Nation report for Q1 2015 – this is the 8th edition and it’s based on a survey of 8,000+ app mobile and IoT app developers. The report features all the latest trends in mobile and IoT development, including platform and language prioritisation, revenues and revenue models, tool adoption and more. It also examines the rise of Swift, the most popular IoT markets, enterprise vs. consumer apps, as well as presenting the most important sources for developer monetisation.

Download the report here – it’s a free download!

VisionMobile at the Athens Apps Awards 2015

VisionMobile – and more specifically, our CEO and Founder, Andreas Constantinou, will be among the judges at the Apps Awards 2015. It’s the biggest apps awards event in Greece and it’s being held in Athens on April 2.
App submissions are open until March 16, so if you want to get your app noticed by Media and investors, best hurry up!

Prize winners from the Oct/Nov 2014 DE survey

We’ve just finished the draw of prize winners from our latest Developer Economics survey (October/November 2014). The free report with key findings from the survey will be published in Feb 2015 – so stay tuned!

Travis S, Canada – @PicoFoundry (iPhone 6)
Majid Khosravi, UK – @majkhosravi (Google Nexus 5)
Andy Dent, Australia – @andydentperth (Nokia Lumia 925)
Ross Sheriton, Canada – @rosscheriton (Oculus Rift Developers Kit Dk2)
Christian Witts, South Africa – @christianwitts (Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadricopter)
Richard Moore, UK – @moore_rich (Nest Learning Thermostat, 2nd Generation)
Huayuan S (Samsung Gear Live Smartwatch)
Katerina Gridina, Germany (Fitbit)
Lim Zheng Hong, Singapore (CanaKit Raspberry Pi B+ Ultimate Starter Kit)

Also – check out a nice project conducted by Stratos Botsaris on the Raspberry Pi he won in one of our previous surveys!

New Segmentation report just out

We’re happy to announce the launch of our new Developer Segmentation report!

What’s new: On top of comparing and profiling segments, our new report also examines the evolution of developer segments and what that implies for the future of the app economy and the mix of the developer population. We also discuss where developers turn for guidance and therefore where to find them and how to engage them. We examine shifts in the behaviour and success perceptions of all segments, comparing 2014 and 2013 trends. Finally, we also present the key features of new developers making the transition into mobile and their influence on future trends.

The report is available for purchase here: http://vmob.me/DS3Q14WN

Latest Developer Economics report just published!

We just published the new Developer Economics Q3 2014 report – this is the 7th report in our research series! The full report is available for free download!
Based on a survey of 10,000+ app developers, the 7th edition Developer Economics: State of the Developer Nation Q3 2014 research report investigates the latest trends and discusses platforms, languages, consumer vs. enterprise revenues, as well as developer tools and segments.

UK App Economy report

We’re happy to unveil our latest research report – the UK App Economy 2014 charts the mobile app economy in the region, investigating revenues, jobs, the profile of the British app developer, and how the UK can provide better opportunities for developers. Get a free copy of the report here: www.vmob.me/UKAE14WN

This report will give you a snapshot of the mobile app industry in the UK, presenting an overview of the market in terms of size and revenues, as well as insights into the average size and geo distribution of developers in the UK. The UK App Economy also sketches the profile of mobile app developers in the country, presenting demographics, but also average revenues, app categories and attitudes. Finally, this report shows how app developers rate funding, training and policy in the country, and where they see room for improvement.

IoT industry report

We’ve just launched a new report, disseminating the IoT industry – you can download it for free here: www.vmob.me/IOT14WN

The key lesson from the smartphone revolution is that Apple and Google won not by product features, but by creating networks of entrepreneurs. These networks of entrepreneurs unlocked new demand by creating countless of apps and devices that no single company could ever imagine, let alone create on its own. This entrepreneur-driven demand has created a smartphone market that is several times bigger than the pre-iPhone one could ever become. The same will happen in the Internet of Things.

Our new report tells the story of how developer-entrepreneurs can push the IoT market to unpredicted heights, and how smart IoT ecosystem winners will reap enormous gains by leveraging developer innovations to boost their core business.

Prize winners for the Apr/May developer survey

We’re happy to announce the winners of the prize draw from our April/May developer survey!
A big thanks to everyone who took the survey – results will be out in July, available for download from DeveloperEconomics.com, as usual.

Here are the prize draw winners:
– Galaxy S5: Emil Izgin (@ocjdev), Russia
– Lumia 930: Marius Hergel, Norway
– BlackBerry Z30: Luke A. (@lukeja)
– Sphero: Harry M.
– Lego MindStorm: Cristiano Sarti (@CristianoSarti)
– Raspberry Pi Starter Kit: Stratos Botsaris (@polydefkis12), Greece
– Das Keyboard: Daniel Midi (@danielmidi), USA

7th Developer Economics survey!

We just launched our new Developer Economics survey! If you’re an app developer, take the survey and help shape the opinions of Microsoft, Intel, Nokia, Amazon, and many others reading the reports from this survey – and win some cool prizes while you’re at it! The findings will be released as a free report in July.

The 7th edition survey explores some key trends: How are challenger platforms moving up? Is HTML5 in decline? Who is making most money? What language do most devs use? What are the trending tools of the trade?

Participants will enter a draw for some cool handset prizes: an iPhone 5s, a Galaxy S5, a Lumia 930 and more. If you’re also a VisionMobile panelist (or join the panel), you’ll get the chance to win a Lego Mindstorm robot, a Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit, a Das Keyboard or a Sphero!

Take the survey