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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.

What the Internet of Things is NOT about

iot-megatrends-1It seems that if your company doesn’t have an IoT strategy nowadays, you might as well quit. But not just any strategy will do. Let’s look at some of the hot topics in IoT today that are unlikely to make a dent in market adoption. Here are some insights from our most recent publication, IoT Developer Megatrends – a short publication on the most important trends for IoT.

Developer Tools: 2014 M&A review

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[From ad networks to customer support, developer tool startups have been popping up in the last few years to help app developers write less code, reach the right users and monetise. 2014 has been a year with a wealth of M&A activity with over 30 transactions in the developer tools space.]

App developer trends Q1 2015

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Our 8th Developer Economics survey has once again achieved an industry leading scale, including responses from more than 8,000 app developers and 143 countries. Their collective insight shows us an app economy that’s beginning to mature. Platform mindshare and priorities are fairly stable and developers are increasingly turning to cross-platform technologies to deal with the multi-platform reality. Tool adoption is gradually increasing and a shift in focus towards enterprise app development is underway.

“Only for fans”, or why Xiaomi is not what you think it is

xiaomi-differenceXiaomi was proclaimed the most valuable tech startup in the world after recent $1.1B funding at a monster $45B valuation. There is fair deal of confusion about Xiaomi’s business model. Xiaomi indeed sells lots of smartphones, but how can low profits justify $45B valuation? It appears that smartphones are just the tip of the iceberg for Xiaomi…

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