50% of Mobile developers use 3rd parties Components to build their Apps

On June 20, 2012

The guys at Chupamobile, the leading marketplace for Mobile App components, have released the results of their 1st Worldwide developers Survey.

The results suggest that more and more developers are beginning to integrate 3rd party components in their apps. The company found that almost 50% of developers use some form of 3rd party components.

Some Key points from the results show that:

– Most respondents develop for more than one platform language. iOS and Android account for over 50% of the responses, but Html5 is growing very fast and accounts for over 16% of the answer, as well as Windows Mobile (9%).

– Almost 50% of the respondents have already used 3rd party components into their mobile applications. Another 30% plans to use them for their next project. The times of developing an app from scratch are over and developers want to re-use and buy already made components.

– Over 45% of the developers already integrating external components use between 1 and 3 components per App. Another 20% integrates even more than 3 external components.

– Most developers strongly believe that this way of building applications can make them save time, money and let them become more efficient and competitive: over 50% of the sample declares they believe they can save over 30% of their time by using and integrating external components.

– While integrating 3rd party components is becoming quite rapidly the standard for mobile developers, most of them complain about difficulties in finding deep catalogues, marketplaces and sites where to purchase high quality, reliable components.

– Over 80% of all developers have not made available to others any of their own components yet. On the other hand, over 70% of them believe there is an opportunity there and plan to market their own components to 3rd parties.

Below you can see the Infographic created by Chupamobile