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LIGHTNING RELEASES –SANTA CRUZ, CA. August 6, 2014, 2014, Developers working on applications for mobile devices vary in the most time consuming phase of development depending on which mobile platform they’re targeting according to a newly released survey of over 400 mobile developers. For Android developers the largest group (36%) say that testing / debugging is the phase of development that is most time consuming, while the largest group of iOS developers (31%) say the actual coding takes the longest time. For developers targeting Windows Phone it’s the design phase.

Which phase of development/deployment do you find the most time-consuming when creating apps for the following:

Design

Coding

Testing/ Debugging

Performance/ UI optimization

Release/ submission

Maintenance, updates, or upgrades

Android

19.1

22.9

36.1

15.6

2.1

4.2

iOS

21.3

30.7

24.2

18.0

2.0

3.7

Windows Phone

30.2

25.7

19.8

16.7

1.4

6.3

BlackBerry

26.5

35.9

17.9

12.8

2.6

4.3

Tizen

22.3

22.3

36.2

13.8

2.1

3.2

BREW

20.9

31.4

22.1

14.0

7.0

4.7

Firefox OS

22.0

27.0

14.9

28.4

5.7

2.1

Mobile Development Survey: Vol. I, © 2014 Evans Data Corp.

The survey, conducted worldwide in multiple languages, also asked the developers what the top problem area was that device manufacturers or platform vendors could provide help with. Not surprisingly, Android developers wanted help with the test and debug phase. However, iOS developers were split evenly between coding and design, while Windows Phone developers wanted help with coding.

“It’s not surprising that Android developers spend so much time in the debug and test phase,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. “The fact that many device manufacturers support Android has provided the largest market for developers targeting that platform, but the other side of it is that the market has become fragmented and developers must test with numerous devices to assure quality.”

The new Mobile Development Survey covers a wide range of topics with over 200 page of data points including those on Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Project management, Internet of Things and Connected Car, Hardware Optimization, Performance Tuning, Monetization, Carriers and Networks, Game Development, and more.

See the compete table of contents and sample pages here:

http://www.evansdata.com/reports/viewRelease.php?reportID=6

About Evans Data Corporation

Evans Data Corporation provides regularly updated IT industry market intelligence based on in-depth surveys of the global developer population. Evans’ syndicated research includes surveys focused on developers in a wide variety of subjects.

Copyright 2014 Evans Data Corporation. All other company names, products and services mentioned in this document are the trademarks and property of their respective owners.

 

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