The sixth annual Strategy Analytics Developer Survey, sponsored by Sencha, found that HTML5 is the fastest-growing app development platform, with predicted growth of 20 percent. "As this survey illustrates, we are seeing developers increasingly turning to HTML5 to build cross-platform web applications," said Art Landro, CEO of Sencha. "In our conversations with enterprise customers, we consistently hear that they are using our web application platform to help them deliver on their application requirements in the face of fragmented mobile devices, form factors, platforms and operating systems. As developers and enterprises continue to manage the increased complexity of enterprise mobility and app development, I'm certain we'll see HTML5 continue to emerge as the core app developer technology of choice."
The study also found that mobile development continues to dominate, with 92 percent of developers writing apps for smartphones, 84 percent writing tablet apps and 26 percent writing PC apps. The most popular category for apps under development by those in the survey was business apps.