[The game of ecosystems is in full bloom, with each player attempting to draw as many developers as possible around their platform. As we finally see some signs of consolidation, VisionMobile Senior Analyst Andreas Pappas, talks about the rules of engagement and identifies the winners and losers in this game of ecosystems in 2012. Also, we're proud to introduce VisionMobile Visualisations - live, interactive graphs with tons of data from the Developer Economics 2012 research!]
Below, we’d like to present a very small sample of our newly-launched Visualisations, depicting how Intentshare varies by the platform developers choose. The sample contains just one variable – for more filters and full functionality, visit data.visionmobile.com
Percentage of developers planning to adopt each platform, irrespective of which platform they’re primarily using now.
The graph above is just a sample of what our new Visualisations can do – visit data.visionmobile.com for full functionality. Just bear in mind that you need a minimum resolution of 1024 Ã— 768 px to access.
Developer Economics 2012 (free copy available here, thanks to the sponsorship by BlueVia) confirmed that reach remains the strongest motive for platform selection, as indicated by 54% of developers. With Android and iOS accounting for 82% of total smartphone sales in Q1 2012, according to IDC, these two platforms can now guarantee near ubiquitous smartphone reach for developers using them. As a result, developers’ mindshare is being increasingly dominated by these two platforms: Android is being used by three-quarters of developers and iOS is being used by 66% of developers.