63% of developers plan to build up to five business apps in 2016

Andy Boxall

In app-development-2, news

January 21, 2016

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The demand for Enterprise and business apps will see development of such apps rise in 2016, with 63% of developers planning to build up to five Enterprise mobile apps over the coming year, and 23% of developers looking into building six or more. The news comes from a study conducted by Alpha Software, which also examined the “critical requirements for success” for developers in this area.

Richard Rabins, Alpha Software’s CEO, said:


“The results of this survey show definitively what enterprise developers and end users deem mandatory in the mobile apps they’re building in 2016. Enterprises must seek developers who can quickly adapt and find the right platforms to deliver these critical requirements or their apps are likely to fail. Increasingly, these developers are turning to low-code platforms to satisfy the toughest criteria and quickly develop apps from inside enterprise walls. A ‘true’ mobile application is more than just a responsive web application running on a mobile device, it is a well-designed program adapted to the necessary medium.”

Alpha Software’s survey sees 63% of developers expecting to build up to 5 business apps in 2016

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The survey identifies the following areas as crucial for business app development in 2016.

  • 96% ranked simple integration with a backend database as an app must-have, while 79% backed offline capabilities, and 78% said multi-channel support.
  • 90% pointed out security as the most important business aspect of an app, while 79% said faster app development, and 78% said offline capabilities.
  • Ease of use was the top priority related to the user for 92% of developers. 84% said it was accurate data capture, and 84% said improved productivity.

Alpha Software’s complete report, in which almost 2,000 developers were surveyed, is available for download on its website here.