More Money for Mobile App Developers in 2013
Mobile application developers can expect a good year in 2013. Among other things, their pay is expected to rise by 9 percent. Behind those numbers, which come from Robert Half Technology, is something simple: Supply, demand and general agreement that the use of smartphones, tablets and other connected mobile devices is going to explode. Cell phone manufacturer Ericsson says that by 2017 there will be 4.4 exabtyes of monthly mobile data traffic worldwide (that’s 4.4 billion gigabytes). By then, some 3.1 billion smartphones will be in use, and .they’ll all be loaded up with apps. Next year will also see the true beginning of Windows 8 mobile app development, though it's not clear just how vibrant that market will be. (What have you heard? Tell me by posting a comment.) My guess is that Microsoft will continue to do whatever it can to encourage the creation of apps for both the consumer and enterprise spaces, of course. The question is will the market respond, at least in the short term? Who wants to go first?