How and where to reach mobile developers
We asked 7,892 mobile developers how they get information about mobile development. Follow-up questions dive deeper into the specific Q&A and community sites they visit, and which conferences they attend. Delving deeper into the characteristics of developers, the report identifies several niches which savvy marketeers can target as they craft their outreach.
IoT Developer Landscape
It is clear that software - and therefore software developers - play a key role in shaping IoT products and ultimately the IoT market. The value of the Internet of Things is not in the devices or the connections, but in what software allows you to do with data that was never so abundant. Understanding IoT developers - their needs, their challenges, and the context in which they operate - is more important than ever for ambitious technology companies that want to reap the gains of vibrant communities of co-creators. With this report, we hope to provide a solid, data-rich contribution to that understanding.
Machine Learning & Data Science Landscape
In this report we explore the core of the new ecosystem that is emerging: data scientists and machine learning developers. Based on the experiences of 2,280 data scientists and machine learning developers from 145 countries we explore how they are involved in machine learning, their goals, the technologies they use, the challenges they face and if and how they attempt to monetise machine learning.
Augmented & Virtual Reality Developer Landscape
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) had a lot of hype in 2016. There’s excitement because low cost smartphone components have made both technologies feasible for the mass market, although there is not yet a viable consumer market for apps and content. While hardware platforms for both technologies have made great strides forward, they are not yet really ready for the mass market. However, the potential for AR and VR are clear to many, including large numbers of developers that want to explore the possibilities and position themselves to profit from a future wave of growth.
IoT Developer Population Forecasts 2017
Those who think that developer employment in IoT (or even hobbyist interest) is growing in lockstep with devices and revenues are in for a surprise. There is a large need in the market for developers that are skilled at transforming products and increasing efficiencies. Will that labour shortage be resolved any time soon? Why is there a drop in developers focused on cost-saving or product extensions? Find out this and much more in this report. Our estimate draws on data from over 33,000 IoT developers in 140+ countries surveyed between 2014 and 2016.
Cloud Developer Population Forecasts 2017
Not only are backend and cloud development becoming more and more central to how software is implemented; it is at the same time becoming more and more accessible and affordable to a wide range of developers and companies. In this report, we’ll put the spotlight on those backend developers. We estimate their numbers and their distribution across regions, as well as the goals of cloud developers and their means to make money. We also derive estimates of the addressable market for technologies that are used by cloud developers.