The Market For Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools: Market Expected to Expand at a CAGR of 39% to 2016

Dublin, Sept. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets
( has announced the addition of the "Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools Market Analysis and Forecast" report to their offering.

The market for cross platform mobile development tools is forecast to reach $8.2 billion by 2016. The promise of HTML5 as a write once run anywhere is a illusion but the technology is still indispensable in developing mobile apps. Developers are taking a number of cross platform development approaches and successful developers will match the right tools and approach to appropriate requirements and use cases. With the complexity of mobile app development continuing to grow, the tools vendors ability to reduce development time and increase application reach is generating significant opportunities. This new trend in mobile application development will also help fuel an more open and prosperous mobile app ecosystem.

The economics of the mobile application ecosystem is unbalanced with the profitability and power locked up by a few dominant players, starving the wider ecosystem. We believe the mobile application industry is at a new dawn where developers will leverage the mobile web and cross platform tools to drive new innovation and greater profitability. The financial opportunity for these tools vendors is great and expected to exceed $8.2 billion by 2016.

This study covers cross platform mobile development tools that enable developers to write applications, using a variety of languages that run on multiple mobile operating systems with minimal code changes.

Emerging toolsets are driving down the time required to code cross platform mobile applications. This objective developer survey found that 39% of respondents saw 16%-60% reduction in development time by using cross platform development tools. While not all cross platform developers are investing in tools, the ones that are, are making significant commitments and these investments are driving a market that is expected to expand at a 39% CAGR through 2016.

The mobile web and HTML5 is garnering considerable influence in the market and will drive greater openness throughout the industry. Developers are rapidly adopting web based platforms and frameworks, making up the majority of cross platform tools market. Emerging web based operating systems will be important drivers of HTML5 apps, particularly in China and other emerging markets. New search and discovery technologies that uncover content and apps across the internet and native app stores will also be key factors in supporting increased commitment to the mobile web as an application platform.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

  • 280 North
  • Acer
  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • Ansca Mobile
  • Antenna Software
  • Apigee
  • Appcelerator
  • Apple
  • Application Craft
  • AppMobi
  • AT&T
  • Buddy
  • Chomp
  • Cloudmine
  • Cocoafish
  • D.Phone
  • Deutch Telecom
  • Digia
  • Etisalat
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • GSMA
  • Hoppio
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Ideaworks
  • iKnode
  • Impact JS
  • Jolla
  • jQuery Foundation
  • Kinvey
  • Kony
  • Lean Engine
  • Limo
  • M Project
  • MeeGo
  • Microsoft
  • Mimvi
  • mobDB
  • Mobeelizer
  • Mobify
  • Moblyng
  • MonoCross
  • MoSynch
  • Motorola
  • Mozilla
  • M-Way Solutions
  • Nitobi
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • OpenMobset
  • Opera
  • Orange
  • Parse
  • Qualcomm
  • Quixey
  • Rhomobile
  • RIM
  • RunRev
  • Sencha
  • SIO2
  • Sk Telecom
  • Smart
  • Sony Ericcson
  • Sony Mobile
  • Sprint
  • Stackmob
  • StumbleUpon
  • Teleco Italia
  • Telefonica
  • Telenor Group
  • Umbuntu
  • Unity
  • Unreal
  • Vodafone
  • WAC
  • WC3
  • Web App.Net
  • Worklight
  • Xamarin

Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction

2.0 Mobile Application Development Technology

2.1 Mobile Website Development

2.2 Mobile Web Applications

2.2.1 Native Applications

2.2.2 Hybrid Applications

3.0 Market Structure

3.1 Front - End

3.1.1 Hand coded applications

3.1.2 Mobile web application frameworks

3.1.3 Native wrappers

3.1.4 Native Widget Platforms

3.1.5 Recompilers & Translators

3.2 Market Leaders Participation in Cross Platform Mobile Development Ecosystem

3.2.1 OEM and OS vendors

3.2.2 Browser vendors

3.3 Back - End

3.3.1 Pure play backend as a service vendors

3.3.2 Cross-platform tools vendors

3.3.3 Carriers

4.0 Business Models

5.0 Market Drivers and Barriers

5.1 Drivers

5.1.1 4G Networks

5.1.2 Native OS fragmentation

5.1.3 Significant development cost reduction

5.1.4 Enterprises & brands building consumer facing apps

5.1.5 Web is evolutionary, flexible and open

5.2 Barriers

5.2.1 Challenges with HTML5

5.2.2 Varying platform support

5.2.3 Varying browser rendering engines

5.2.4 Challenges of moving from desktop web development to mobile

6.0 Changing Market Dynamics

6.1 Discovery

6.2 Emerging new open source OS's focused on supporting web apps

6.3 New development techniques to manage multiple screens

7.0 Developer Survey

7.1 Demographics

7.2 Mobile Developer Experience

7.3 HTML5 and Development Approaches

7.4 Tools Used by Developers

7.4.1 Web frameworks

7.4.2 Cross platform development platforms

7.4.3 Game engines

7.4.4 Back end services

7.5 Value of Cross Platform Development Tools

7.5 Platforms Targeted

8.0 Forecasts

8.1 Regional Forecasts

8.2 Segmentations by Tool Types

9.0 Conclusions & Recommendations

9.1 Robust Mobile HTML5 Apps Will Evolve Slowly and Unevenly

9.2 Line Between Native and Web Will Become Very Grey

9.3 Better Linking of Front and Back-End Will Be a Growing Trend

9.4 Future Influence of Carriers and OEMS

9.4.1 Carriers will have to partner to participate

9.4.2 How big an influence will Microsoft be in driving fragmentation ?

9.5 Recommendations For Tools Vendors

9.5.1 Partner with the right carriers

9.5.2 Make tools easy to use

9.5.3 The Enterprise is fertile ground

10.0 Vendor Profiles

10.1 AppMobi - Vendor Profile

10.1.1 Overview

10.1.2 Products

10.1.3 Business Model

10.1.4 Competitive Advantages

10.1.5 Competitive Challenges

10.2 Adobe - Vendor Profile

10.2.1 Overview

10.2.2 Products

10.2.3 Business Model

10.2.4 Competitive Advantages

10.2.5 Competitive Challenges

10.3 Sencha Inc.

10.3.1 Overview

10.3.2 Products

10.3.4 Business Model

10.3.5 Competitive Advantages

10.3.6 Competitive Challenges

10.4 Motorola Solutions - Vendor Profile

10.4.1 Overview

10.4.2 Products

10.4.3 Business Model

10.4.4 Competitive Advantages

10.4.5 Competitive Challenges

10.5 Xamarin- Vendor Profile

10.5.1 Overview

10.5.2 Products

10.5.3 Business Model

10.5.4 Competitive Advantages

10.5.5 Competitive Challenges

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