Over Two-Thirds of Mobile Developers Plan to Write Apps for Tablets Within 6 Months - New Evans Data Survey Shows

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Android most targeted tablet type and Samsung preferred Android device

Mobile developers are overwhelmingly embracing the tablet form factor according to Evans Data’s Mobile Development Survey, a worldwide survey of developers who target mobile devices. Seventy-three percent said they either are currently writing apps for mobile devices (34.7%) or plan to within six months time (38.7%). Only 8% said they had no plans at all to write apps for tablets, with the rest planning to begin sometime after six months.

The independent syndicated survey of over 400 mobile software developers found significantly higher numbers of developers in North America planning to target tablets within the next six months than mobile developers in the APAC or EMEA regions. Android tablets were cited most frequently as the type of tablet that would be targeted, with Samsung as the preferred Android device type.

“The tablet is the form factor of choice for many people and we see tablets eventually replacing the traditional laptop” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp, “Developers usually lead the sea of changes in this industry and what we’re seeing in developers’ adoption patterns is a forerunner of what the general industry landscape will become.”

In North America 35% of mobile developers are currently targeting tablets, but an additional 46% plan to within six months. The APAC region is second in adoption with 37% currently targeting tablets and an additional 37% planning to within 6 months. The EMEA region trails.

The Mobile Development Survey is a worldwide survey conducted twice a year amongst developers actively working on mobile apps. It includes topics such as: platforms, monetization, extending corporate apps, APIs, social networking, mobile processors, mobile device features, and more. See complete Table of Contents here:


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