Developers rated some capabilities at AT&T better than all
competitors in four areas, reports Evans Data Corporation. Evans Data also found that developers prefer simple and features phones running Java apps (over Android, iOs & BlackBerry). Many are planning to develop enterprise apps and are concerned with government interference.
Here's the Evans Data Corporations' Data:
- Java is the most targeted platform with 62% currently creating
mobile Java apps - more than iPhone, Android, or any other platform.
- Seventy-six percent are concerned about government interference in the mobile market, and 32% are very concerned.
- Seventy-three percent of mobile developers plan to extend enterprise apps to mobile devices in the next 12 months.
AT&T was ranked best in Mobile
Application Distribution by 37% - almost twice as many as Sprint, which
was rated second in that category. Twenty-six percent chose AT&T as
having the best Tool Offerings - almost a quarter more than T-Mobile,
the next choice. AT&T also edged out Verizon as the carrier with
the best Supported Technologies and the best Market Potential. When all
four categories were combined, AT&T was selected as tops by almost
twice as many developers than the next closest competitor, Verizon.
"AT&T has been diligent in creating a full service developer
program, and obviously values developers and understand their
importance" said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. "Of course the
exclusive arrangement with Apple helped them gain steam in app
distribution and market potential and that edge may disappear now, but
the all important basics like tool offerings and supported technologies
are a notch above at AT&T according to North American mobile
The Mobile Development survey is conducted twice a year and focuses
on mobile development on a worldwide basis. It includes such topics
as platforms, APIs, app stores, application distribution, and other
mobile development topics.