July 23, 2012

Mobile APIs and HTML5 Aid the Shift Toward Multiplatform Development

Research and Markets recently announced the availability of its latest report offering, "Mobile APIs: A Tactical Analysis of Current and Future Developer Demand," which outlines the recent shift in the mobile application market toward cross platform development tools and cloud computing. In other words, HTML5 is helping developers consolidate apps on multiple platforms, while the flexibility of the mobile Web has elevated it to the third most popular platform.

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are also a major factor in the shift toward more flexible and distributed mobile architecture. Their ability to make resources on a mobile device in either the network or the Web available to developers can provide the mechanisms to bring programming components together in new ways.

The report also states that this shift is benefitting nearly all parties involved in mobile development — middleware vendors, data providers, service providers and developers — in different ways.

Furthermore, vendors are working to capitalize on the growing API economy to attract mobile developers. Obviously, making the development of innovative new mobile applications profitable will help propel developers, and the industry as a whole, forward.

The report also covers a number of other topics, analyzing future demand for 58 mobile APIs, for example, based on a survey of 417 developers.

Research and Markets also recently released two other mobile-related reports, one entitled  "Apple Incs. Patent Watch Patent Application 2012," which focuses on Apple’s (News Alert) Utility Patent and Patent Application Publication on a monthly-basis update.

The second report, "Philippines – Mobile Communications – Market Overview and Forecasts," provides a history of the mobile market in the Philippines, going back to 1999/2000 when it really took off in the country, comparing data collected then to the market today — such as the fact that as of this year, the country has passed the 100 percent penetration mark. The report also goes on to forecast growth in the Philippines’ mobile market.

Want to learn more about HTML5? Then be sure to attend DevCon5, in New York City, July 23-24, 2012. HTML5 has the potential to revolutionize user interfaces, challenge the status quo and change the future of both desktop and mobile web experiences. Join fellow web developers, designers, and architects, as well as technology leaders and business strategists who will gather in New York to learn strategies and tactics to implement and execute HTML5. For more information on registering for DevCon5 click here.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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