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VisionMobile is the leading research company in the app economy. Our Developer Economics research program tracks developer experiences across platforms, revenues, apps, tools, APIs, segments and regions, via the largest, most global developer surveys.

Uber API launch validates the “Gurley scenario”

image01[With the release of Uber’s API, their ploy to achieve world domination has just gotten a lot more probable. Uber has built the infrastructure that enables developers to add local physical transport to their products as easily as they would add push notifications or user management with a BaaS. Uber as a TaaS (Transportation-as-a-Service) platform.]

Will developers stop playing the app lottery?

image00[How long will developers be loyal to ecosystems that seemingly set them up for failure? The odds are clearly stacked against developers as most of them struggle to make a living. The sustainability of co-creator ecosystems is in serious peril, it would seem. A look at other lottery-like industries provides an explanation, and a surprising perspective.]

The European App Economy 2014: Europe is losing ground to Asia

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We have just published a research note with an update to last year’s an European App Economy report. The good news is that Europe’s app economy still accounts for 19% of global revenues and is growing strongly at a 12% annual rate. The bad news is that the rest of the world, particularly Asia, is growing much faster…

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