Developer Economics Survey 2013 launched

The fourth annual Developer Economics Survey has been launched, with developers invited to participate in an online survey with a range of prizes on offer for lucky participants.

Carried out by Vision Mobile, the research series investigates developer mindshare, revenues, market challenges and benchmarks the top developer tools from networks to user analytics.

Each of the survey participants gets a free 3-month subscription of crash reporting for their apps (valued at US$57).

Vision Mobile published a similar report last year, that focused on five major areas including the redefinition of mobile ecosystems, developer segmentation, revenues vs. costs in the mobile economy, app marketing and distribution and regional supply vs. demand of apps.

The 2011 research was based on an online survey of 1,500+ developers from across the globe, as well as 20 qualitative interviews.

The report found out that the average per-app revenue globally is in the range of US$1,200 to US$3,900 per month, depending on platform. It further revealed that irrespective of which platform the developers primarily use, a majority of them (57 percent) plan to adopt Windows Phone.

The tablets were also found to be the main stream for developers with more than 50 percent of developers now targeting tablets, with iOS developers most likely (74 percent) to do so.

This year’s survey is sponsored by AT&T, Mozilla and Nokia, among other technology giants.

Participants have to complete an online questionnaire to stand a chance of winning:

- One new iPhone 5;

- One Samsung Galaxy SIII;

- One Samsung Galaxy Tab 2;

- One BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing Device;

- One BlackBerry PlayBook LTE/ 4G 32GB;

- Two Nokia Lumia 920 devices.

The survey results will be available as a free download in the first quarter of 2013, where developers and other interested parties can use the information to deploy their innovations more strategically.

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