The Mobile-Minded Developer Population
Evans Data's recently released Developer Population and Demographics study (June 2014) suggests that of the world's 19 million software developers, 8.7 million are now writing apps targeted for mobile devices.
What is perhaps most interesting however is that developers aren't focusing their attention on consumer applications, but instead on enterprise development, a more reliable channel for revenue (traditionally).
Additional highlights from the study include:
- The worldwide developer population will top 25 million by 2020
- Stronger growth is seen in the APAC region, with India and china leading all countries in expected developer population growth.
- Russia is expected to provide strong growth and dominate the Eastern European region.