Backendless is a recognized leading mobile application development platform (MADP) – 2015

by on June 23, 2015

It feels great to be recognized as a leader. Backendless is featured to be one of the top solutions for the global mobile application development in the DZone’s latest research guide, the Guide to Mobile Development – 2015 Edition. This guide features key findings from a survey of 500 + authoritative IT professionals which have led the precise exploration of the mobile market offers to emphasize the best of them. This study results in helpful and valuable articles from the industry experts, useful infographic that depicts common pain points for mobile developers and a solution directory of the leaders in mobile web frameworks and MADPs. 

The mantra of today’s reality: More mobile, more of the time.

The numbers speak for themselves:

  • Active mobile broadband subscriptions in developed countries have more than quadrupled over the past 7 years.
  • Even now there are now more mobile users than the desktop users and its number is increasing almost daily.
  • Users spend over 60% of their digital media time on smartphones and tablets.
  • 89% of the time spent on mobile devices is spent in mobile apps, not web browsers.

None of these trends are new – but mobile adoption is only just reaching its real critical mass. Mobile development is constantly evolving. Developers must navigate a cavalcade of devices, form, factors and standards.

Trends of mobile development space

Taking a step back we’re able to see trends emerge and create best practices for developers in the mobile space: Android Still More Popular than iOS. Native Development Trends Upward Android continues to be the most popular platform for organizations and individual developers, with iOS a close second.

According to DZone exploration, 87% of its audience targets the Android platform, while 77% is targeting iOS. Non-native development seems to be decreasing slightly: 50% of respondents said they are developing for web or hybrid (down from 56% last year). Predictably, Windows Phone remains a distant third, targeted by 24% of respondents.

Mobile Developers Are Becoming More Efficient

App development time can vary widely based on a host of factors. Determining how much time it generally takes organizations and individuals to develop apps is useful for evaluating how long an app should take to complete or how large a project should be. According to DZone’s survey, developers are averaging around 4 to 12 weeks to develop apps. This shortened period of time could be due to more legacy code, more APIs, or more developer knowledge. And, obviously, to evolving of Mobile Application Development Platforms and Solutions that simplifies and boosts the process of building feature-rich applications, as Backendless does.

Backendless is a leading mBaaS and Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP) that enables rapid development of feature-rich mobile, desktop, and browser-based applications. The Platform provides a reliable and secure server infrastructure, broad server-side functionality of data persistence, user management, publish/subscribe messaging and push notifications, media streaming, geolocation, and other mobile backend services. The Platform’s basic services in conjunction with a variety of unique features and extremely generous pricing plans make Backendless the most attractive choice for the global developer community which is acknowledged by the world’s IT experts.

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