Getting users to pay for things remains the biggest challenge for the app developer

More than half of mobile developers are living in “app poverty”: making less than $500 a month from their apps.

We’ve produced an infographic which looks at insights such as this from The Evolving State of Mobile Commerce, a report published by VisionMobile in collaboration with Braintree.

Here are some more of the insights that are featured in the infographic:

  • Half of M-commerce developers are using the App store
  • Operators are still bankers in the Middle East and Africa
  • Bitcoin is bigger in the Americas

The M-commerce Ecosystem

This is just a small sample of the insights contained in the report, if you’d like to know more, then take a look at The Evolving State of Mobile Commerce report.

New report: Open source in the Internet of Things

 

open source in IoT

 

Open Source in the Internet of Things is our new report and part of IoT report series. 3,700 Internet of Things developers answered questions regarding this issue in our 10th edition Developer Economics survey :

  • How mainstream is open source in the Internet of Things? Is it just for hobbyists and idealists, or is there more to it than that?
  • Which developer demographics use it and why?
  • How can I make sense of the hundreds of open source, open hardware, and open data licenses that are out there?
  • Should your project be open or closed? How can you use open source to achieve commercial success?

The report provides developer program managers with objective data-backed insights on the use of open source technology by IoT developers and helps them to manage its useĀ in their projects. Find out more about the key questions that this report answers.

VisionMobile at Webit.Festival Europe

VisionMobile’s CEO, Andreas Constantinou will be speaking at the Webit.Festival in Sofia on April 20. He’ll be discussing “The Era of Developers as Business Model Extenders”

Digital incumbents from Amazon to Xiaomi are redefining globalisation using ecosystems, business models, and products that break industry boundaries.

Andreas Constantinou will explain how these incumbents rely on developers to extend products and business models across industries, from communications to insurance.

New report: Cloud and Desktop Developer Landscape

We recently published our new report “Cloud and Desktop Developer Landscape”. We extracted data from our 9th edition Developer Economics survey, which reached over 13,500 respondents from 149+ countries, tracking developer experiences across platforms, revenues, apps, languages, tools, APIs, segments and regions. Find out more about what applications cloud and desktop developers are creating and how they are creating them.

Webcast: Economic Models for Reinventing Telcos – Innovation Through APIs

Apigee and VisionMobile are doing a webcast on Telco Innovation, discussing economic models that will help Telcos reinvent themselves, as well as presenting some of the key trends from our recent Toolbox report.

Wednesday, February 6th, 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET (register)

Today mobile platforms, OTT disruptors, and thousands of apps encompassing all user needs compete with traditional telco services for a share of wallets. How can telcos manage the disruption and reinvent themselves? How do telcos think about ecosystem engineering? What is the real cost of doing nothing?

Join our very own Andreas Constantinou of VisionMobile and Bala Kasiviswanathan of Apigee for a discussion of the economic models Telcos can adopt to evolve their businesses across communications, content, and consumers to stay relevant in today’s economy.

[Update] The webcast has been completed – Check out the video and slides below.

Economic models for reinventing telco webcast by vision mobile, apigee from VisionMobile