Demand for Custom Mobile App Development Rises Sharply

Unified Communications

1 - Mobile Enterprise App ActivationsMobile Enterprise App Activations

First-quarter activations of mobile apps in the enterprise are up 57% quarter-over-quarter. That’s up from 54% and 43% growth in the previous two quarters.

2 - Custom Development of Mobile Applications on the RiseCustom Development of Mobile Applications on the Rise

First-quarter custom app development rose 77% quarter-over-quarter, compared with 55% growth in the fourth quarter.

3 - Mobile Security on the RiseMobile Security on the Rise

Secure browsing applications are now the fifth most activated app.

4 - Three Mobile Apps See Triple-Digit GainsThree Mobile Apps See Triple-Digit Gains

Mobile printing, notes and mobile unified communications all grew at a rate of more than 100% in the first quarter.

5 - Apple iOS Continues to Lead Device ActivationsApple iOS Continues to Lead Device Activations

Apple iOS accounted for 72% of all device activations, compared with 27% for Android and 1% for Windows Phone.

6 - Tablets Lead Enterprise Device ActivationsTablets Lead Enterprise Device Activations

Tablets were activated twice as much as smartphones.

7 - Apple Dominates Enterprise Application ActivationsApple Dominates Enterprise Application Activations

A total of 93% of the enterprise applications activated run on Apple iOS.

8 - Top Tablet ApplicationsTop Tablet Applications

Document editing, document management and custom applications are the top three tablet apps.

9 - Top Smartphone AppsTop Smartphone Apps

Mobile unified communications, document management and custom applications were the top three smartphone apps activated.

10 - Top Vertical Industries for Mobile ComputingTop Vertical Industries for Mobile Computing

Financial services accounted for 28% of the net activations, and business and professional services for 20%. Some new categories emerged in the first quarter such as insurance, which accounted for 12%.

Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight, Channel Insider and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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