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Survey Analysis: The Mobile App Development Trends That Will Impact Your Enterprise in 2017

Published: 26 April 2017

ID: G00324373

Analyst(s): Adrian Leow , Van Baker


In our latest mobile app survey, we find that the myriad of choices for architectures, tooling and sourcing is reducing the number of successful implementations of mobile app strategies. We review the trends and discuss how application leaders can maximize the return on their investments.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • The Number of Enterprise Mobile Apps Is Not Accelerating
  • A Preference for Designing Mobile UX First
  • Organizations Are Embracing Mobile Web for Now
  • A Portfolio of Tools Is Needed to Create New Experiences Beyond the Touchscreen
  • Traditional Development Practices Will Fail for Mobile Apps
  • A Combination of In-House and Outsourced Development Is Preferred
  • The New Business Models, Products and Services Driving App Use Cases
  • Exploring and Piloting Bots and Virtual Assistants Has Begun
  • Actual IT Spend on Mobile Apps Is Consistently Lower Than Forecast
  • Common Barriers to Starting Mobile App Initiatives
  • Methodology
    • Respondent's Demographics
  • Definition

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