Mobile app development
A full 85% of enterprises have a mobile application development backlog of one to 20 apps; 50% have a backlog of 10 to 20 mobile apps.
In the last 12 months, more than half (51%) have launched one to five mobile app dev projects, while 44% report launching six to 10 projects.
Just over half (51%) said it takes them, on average, three to six months to build a complete mobile app, while 6% admitted it sometimes takes them up to a year to build and deliver mobile apps.
More than two-thirds (66%) said they are trying to generate revenue. A large percentage of those polled are trying to improve an existing mobile app (58%) or enhance customer experience (52%).
The vast majority (81%) ranked mobile app dev as very important, and 18% said mobility was quite important. Additionally, 94% of senior software developers and app dev directors said it’s very important.
It’s a matter of time and money. Just over half (53%) cited budget, and 50% cited time.
More than six in 10 (63%) have 11% to 25% vacancies for developers as a percentage of their current team size. Over one-quarter (29%) had 26% to 50% vacancies as a percentage of team size.
One-third are pursuing a hybrid (33%) approach, while 29% preferred native and 22% opted for HTML5/ responsive design.
There’s no rest for the weary. Nearly three-quarters report having six to 15 developers working; 21% are using 16 to 30.
The vast majority (72%) were using in-house development, versus just over half (52%) who had outsourced IT. Additionally, 29% are using some form of cloud services.
Developers go where the money is. The financial services market had the highest level of outsourced IT (58%), while manufacturing (38%), followed by insurance (37%), showed the highest level of adoption of cloud services.