An analysis of developer needs, market trends, and emerging technologies.

Our reports shed light on current issues affecting developers and companies alike by providing informed analyses on a wide range of topics. The amount of research behind these reports allows us to provide useful industry tips, insights, and education to our members and the industry at large.
 

Our Reports

 

SPRING SURVEY ON DATA & SECURITY
MAY 2018
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    Developers are ringing the alarm: 57% of developers and appreneurs say that the industry doesn’t take the issue of data security and data privacy seriously enough. This is an important issue to resolve due to the integral role data plays - 89% of developers agree that data shared by consumers is an indispensable part of building a successful product or company.

 

Developers are ringing the alarm: 57% of developers and appreneurs say that the industry doesn’t take the issue of data security and data privacy seriously enough. This is an important issue to resolve due to the integral role data plays - 89% of developers agree that data shared by consumers is an indispensable part of building a successful product or company.

EU EPRIVACY REGULATION
MAY 2018
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 A new report commissioned by the Developers Alliance and produced by London Economics shows that the proposed  ePrivacy Regulation  being discussed in Brussels is potentially costly, definitely confusing, and likely to reduce innovation and investment across the EU. The total costs could soar as high as €551.9 billion annually in reduced turnover, with an impact far beyond the technology sector. 

A new report commissioned by the Developers Alliance and produced by London Economics shows that the proposed ePrivacy Regulation being discussed in Brussels is potentially costly, definitely confusing, and likely to reduce innovation and investment across the EU. The total costs could soar as high as €551.9 billion annually in reduced turnover, with an impact far beyond the technology sector. 

INTEROPERABILITY REPORT
DECEMBER 2017
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 The Alliance and NDP Analytics examined the developer workforce and inter-connected IoT devices. Diminished interoperability between software and hardware in millions of devices could result in losing  $77B in economic productivity  over 8 years.

The Alliance and NDP Analytics examined the developer workforce and inter-connected IoT devices. Diminished interoperability between software and hardware in millions of devices could result in losing $77B in economic productivity over 8 years.

DEVELOPERS & PLATFORMS
NOVEMBER 2017
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 In October 2017, we surveyed  1  10 EU-based developers and publishers  on their experience with platforms.

In October 2017, we surveyed 110 EU-based developers and publishers on their experience with platforms.

 

STARTUP SNAPSHOT
SUMMER 2017
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 The  Summer 2017 Startup Snapshot  collected 300 responses from over 100 startups that have joined the Alliance in the past year.

The Summer 2017 Startup Snapshot collected 300 responses from over 100 startups that have joined the Alliance in the past year.

BEHIND THE APP: QUARTERLY REPORT
FALL 2016
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ANDROID CONSUMER APP USE REPORT
NOVEMBER 2016
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ANDROID DEVICE CUSTOMIZATION & CONSUMERS' CHOICE
NOVEMBER 2016
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MOBILE APP COMPETITION
AUGUST 2016
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  The   Competition in the Mobile App Ecosystem   report explores the sentiments of over 670 developers sharing their thoughts on platform competition, opportunity, and the state of the industry.

The Competition in the Mobile App Ecosystem report explores the sentiments of over 670 developers sharing their thoughts on platform competition, opportunity, and the state of the industry.

SPOTLIGHT ON PARIS
APRIL 2016
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     The  Paris Spotlight  report surveyed 450 Parisian technologists to better understand the state of Paris on the global tech scene and it's future impact. The report reveals the hot spots for innovation, how they get things done, and why the Paris tech community is on the rise.

 

The Paris Spotlight report surveyed 450 Parisian technologists to better understand the state of Paris on the global tech scene and it's future impact. The report reveals the hot spots for innovation, how they get things done, and why the Paris tech community is on the rise.

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
MARCH 2016
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  The   Mobile World Congress: Approaches and Attitudes Towards Data Collection   report     surveyed more than 1,000 attendees at Mobile World Congress, the world's largest gathering of the mobile industry, to better understand the ways they gather, use, and generally feel about data collection.

The Mobile World Congress: Approaches and Attitudes Towards Data Collection report surveyed more than 1,000 attendees at Mobile World Congress, the world's largest gathering of the mobile industry, to better understand the ways they gather, use, and generally feel about data collection.

DEVELOPER SNAPSHOT
MARCH 2016
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  The   Developer Snapshot   is a summary of the Alliance's newest developer members.  This Snapshot offers a quick peek into their roles, interests, and challenges.

The Developer Snapshot is a summary of the Alliance's newest developer members.  This Snapshot offers a quick peek into their roles, interests, and challenges.

 

ENTERPRISE DEVELOPER
FEBRUARY 2016
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 The  Enterprise Developers Report  explores what enterprise developers are currently working on and what they need to succeed.

The Enterprise Developers Report explores what enterprise developers are currently working on and what they need to succeed.

DEVELOPER INSIGHTS
JULY 2015
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  The   Developer Insights Report: A Global Survey of Today's Developer   is an analysis of the changing nature of the software development industry, what developers are working on, working with, and what they need to succeed.

The Developer Insights Report: A Global Survey of Today's Developer is an analysis of the changing nature of the software development industry, what developers are working on, working with, and what they need to succeed.

APP ECONOMY
 SEPTEMBER 2012
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 The  Geography of the App Economy  report maps out the app economy and jobs on the rise - outside of Silicon Valley. 

The Geography of the App Economy report maps out the app economy and jobs on the rise - outside of Silicon Valley.