Developer Economics Q3 2014: State of the Developer Nation

July 26, 2014

Really interesting report came out recently about developer economics.

Key takeaways for me were:

  • "Third party tools are a critical part of successful app businesses. There‚Äôs a strong correlation between tool use and revenues, the more tools a developer uses, the more money they make."
  • 67% of mobile app developers primarily target consumers and 11% target professionals directly. The 16% of developers who target enterprises are twice as likely to be earning over $5k per app per month and almost 3 times as likely to earn more than $25k per app per month.
  • 2% of all app developers pull in over 50 percent of all app revenue.
  • 47% of devs either make literally no money.

Pretty damning stats.

Check it out here

Big thanks to Claire for pointing it out to me.

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