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Internet of Things, Machine Learning & Robotics Are High Priorities For Developers In 2016
by Louis Columbus on June 25, 2016
56.4% of developers are building robotics apps today.
45% of developers say that Internet of Things (IoT) development is critical to their overall digital strategy.
27.4% of all developers are building apps in the cloud today.
24.7% are using machine learning for development projects.
These and many other insights are from the Evans Data Corporation Global Development Survey, Volume 1 (PDF, client access) published earlier this month. The methodology was based on interviews with developers actively creating new applications with the latest technologies. The Evans Data Corporation (EDC), International Panel of Developers, were sent invitations to participate and complete the survey online. 1,441 developers completed the survey globally. Please see page 17 of the study for additional details on the methodology.
Key takeaways from the study include the following:
Big Data analytics developers are spending the majority of their time creating Internet of Things (IoT). The second-most popular Big Data analytics applications are in professional, scientific and technical services (10%), telecommunications (10%), and manufacturing (non-computer related) (9.6%). The following graphic provides an overview of where Big Data analytics developers are investing their time building new applications.
Robotics (56.4%), Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (56.3%), and Automotive (52.9%) are the three most popular industries data mining app developers are focusing on today. Additional high priority industries include telecommunications (48.3%), Internet of Things (47.1%) and manufacturing (46.7%). A graphic from the study is shown below for reference.
Nearly one-third (27.4%) of all app developers globally are planning to build new apps on the cloud. 66.9% expect to have a new cloud app within 12 months. Overall, 81.