In a recent study of 1600 developers published by Forrester (Forrester Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013), the IT research firm reports that businesses continue to focus on web app development in spite of the drive towards mobile.
In an article this week in SD Times, Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst Jeffrey Hammond wrote, “We found that while developers are certainly building more mobile apps than ever, Web applications and relational database applications are still a primary focus. In fact, when we asked developers what types of development technologies they’ve worked with over the past two years, Web applications and websites (63%) and SQL-connected applications (62%) were the most commonly used.”
This comes as no surprise to the team at Alpha. Our customers clued us into this trend in app development a while ago, and explains why we designed Alpha Anywhere around our core web technology with full HTML5 support. Our approach allows developers to use one complete environment to build applications that can run in an optimal way on laptops, desktops and mobile devices.
You can read the full article and report summary—including why mobile is hot, but why developers aren’t yet “mobile first”—on the SD Times website: Analyst Watch: Mobile is Growing, but the Web Still Rules
To learn how our customers helped us recognize this opportunity and create the fastest way to build applications that deliver a native experience on any form factor, read this recent blog post: The Fastest Way to Build Business Apps with One Code Base that Can Produce Native Experiences on Phones, Tablets and Desktops