How to earn more revenue from your Android apps
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by Claudia Dreier-Poepperl
When you hear that Android app revenues are set to top iOS revenue in 2017 and that global app revenue is also set to reach $102 billion by 2020, you can be forgiven for thinking that everyone in the app economy is smiling to the bank. However, according to Vision Mobile, 64 per cent of Android app developers are operating under a ‘poverty threshold’ of $500 per month i...
Selling your app and what you should know
Monday, April 10, 2017 by Richard Harris
The app market has changed significantly over the last few years. Google Play, for example, had 600,000 apps in 2012. Now it has more than 3 million. Despite this, a report from Nielsen suggests that users only use 27 apps per month. As a result, it is increasingly difficult for developers and app owners to maintain engagement and to successfully monetize their apps.Acc...
The Future of IoT
Monday, September 26, 2016 by Amit Arora
“There will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020” as per Business Insider report. “By 2020, there will be close to 10 million Internet of Things developers” predicts Vision Mobile. IoT space is surely booming in leaps and bounds. However, some questions that need an answer include what all it has in store for us in future? How would IoT affect the way...
Choosing Your Next Industrial Mobility OS
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Mark Kirstein
With Windows Mobile and CE About to Sunset, Android and Windows 10 are Tomorrow’s Top OptionsToday’s mobile operating system landscape presents choices for industrial enterprises when it comes to selecting the platform upon which their applications should be built. When you think about a global enterprise distributing internal mobile solutions, you’re talking about...
Making Devices Support Android Could Be The Future
Friday, March 14, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
I’ve long believed that devices drive the app economy. Why has Samsung created such a lead in the smartphone market? Because they are the best in offering a plethora of devices that offer speed, functionality, gee whiz looks, and more. Sure there are apps, but Apple has just as many.I believe people care more about devices than apps. However, from an app developer stand...
App Developers Below the Poverty Line 60 percent Make Less Than $500 According to Recent Report
Monday, February 10, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
It’s hard to think that there are impoverished app developers out there, and it’s probably not the reality, however a new Vision Mobile report shows that only 40% of indie developers make more than $500 per month per app. Yes, they can launch multiple apps to make more money, but keeping up with and maintaining several apps can be difficult.It just underscores...
HTML5 App Development: Insight into Choices for Mobile Developers to Bring Web Apps to Market
Monday, November 11, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
How HTML5 mobile app developers decide between four fundamental choices to bring web apps to market is the basis of a recent report by Vision Mobile.
The report is taken from data derived from four different sources: raw data from Vision Mobile’s Q2 Developer Economics survey (6,000 respondents, April-May 2013); analytics from 30,000 plus Android apps available in Goog...
Is Android First Really a Myth App Industry Picks & Shovels How to Succeed with Mobile Developer Tools And Other Thoughts from Developereconomics.com
Friday, November 1, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
So is there really a move for app developers away from iOS and to Android? Vision Mobileâs Mark Wilcox answers these and other developer centric questions in recent blog posts on Vision Mobile’s developer website, Developereconomics.com.
On Thursday’s blog post Mark provides his thoughts on the speculation of an emerging Android first developer mentality. I...
Vision Mobile Developer Economics Survey Now Underway, Takes 10 Minutes for App Developers to Participate
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
The sixth annual Mobile Developer Economics Survey is now underway. Vision Mobile is hosting the survey which represents one of the top annual resources for providing a snapshot of the state of app development from a developer’s perspective.
We just finished the survey and it only took us 5 minutes to complete, although they suggest that it could take clos...
Do Android, iOS and Other Mobile Operating Systems No Longer Matter in Mobile
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
VisionMobile’s Senior Business Analyst Stijn Schuermans and Strategy Director Michael Vakulenko are proposing just that possibility in an interesting blog post on the company’s website.
They will examine this and other changing mobile industry dynamics in their upcoming Mobile Innovation Economics workshop, which will take place in London on November 14 and 15.
Weekly Roundup: New iPhone Arrives, Lagoa and 3DTin, Vision Mobile Report, Nokia Create Contest, and Jolla Sailfish
Saturday, September 21, 2013 by Richard Harris
Top Stories for the week of 9/21/2013Assets for App Creation: Leveraging Visual and Audio Resources for App DevelopersWhen it comes to software development, there are two sides of the creative coin, artistic creativity and technical creativity. Visual design and in some cases audio expertise dominate one side of the coin with skilled graphic designers and artists who de...
Vision Mobile Releases “The European App Economy” Report
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Vision Mobile has released a new research report, The European App Economy, which analyzes the relative sizes of the app market in the European Union. The report tracks app revenues and jobs generated by the app economy in the EU28.
In addition to the statistics provided in the report, it also provides recommendations on how the EU can leverage and grow its app econom...
Vision Mobile Releases Developer Economics Q3 2013 Report
Friday, July 19, 2013 by Richard Harris
Vision Mobile has released its Developer Economics Q3 2013 - State of the Developer Nation Report. The survey of over 6,000 developers in 115 countries examines mobile ecosystems, developer mindshare, monetization trends, revenue models and developer tools.
Highlights of the report include: Android leads at 71% of developers using the platform, followed by iOS at 56%...
Rise of the Mega SDK Vendors in Mobile
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Panagiotis Papadopoulos, founder and CEO of Bugsense, provides an interesting look into the rise and consolidation of third party vendors for mobile development.
On the Vision Mobile blog he list three reasons for the consolidation of SDK providers: capital changing the perception of value; the need to subsidise developer onboarding; and catering to adjacent develope...
Apps are like records in the music industry
Thursday, December 13, 2012 by Richard Harris
Want to learn how to market your app, look to the music recording industry for some possible answers.One-hit wonders, oldies but goodies, booming up the charts, all sound familiar right? That is because they are terms that have been around in the music industry for a long time and have striking similarities to app success stories these days.In a recent article by vision...