Telerik surveyed 2,200 developers and IT executives between July 15 and August 1, 2014 to determine the “App Development State of the Union.” The survey’s objective was to determine priorities and pain points surrounding application development—from desktop to mobile—as well as examine developer preferences, methodologies and approaches.
Three findings stand out clearly. First, while mobile is an obvious priority to enterprise decision makers, widespread adoption is slower than anticipated, while desktop and web remain focus areas. Second, developers are not widely collecting end-user feedback to optimize the development process. Third, despite being tasked with heavy workloads, the majority of surveyed developers are not leveraging currently available technologies, such as cross-platform and multi-platform solutions to maximize productivity.