Every morning I take my smartphone, open the Google Current application and synchronize all my magazines in order to have something to read in the tube. Today I’ve realized that Google now links magazines by showing related articles from another newspapers and one article written by caught my attention : Future of Mobile Apps: 4 Predictions. This article is a brief summary of the study “Voice of the next –Generation Mobile Developer” conducted by Appcelerator and IDC among 5.500 developers. This study is the world largest mobile developer survey.

One of the key points of this study is that 66% of the audience think “likely to very likely” that a mobile-first startup could disrupt the social applications on mobile and take Facebook market share.  Interested?

A part of that, the study confirms that Apple is still the platform or choice for developers while Android declines as fewer than 76% of developers are interested in developing apps on Android smartphone while 85% are very interested in building apps for IOS smartphone and Tablets. Also, developers are quite optimistic about the potential that can bring Windows 8 and the possibility to develop applications that can scale across the desktop, tablet and smartphone. However, they remain doubtful about Microsoft capacity to gain market share against Apple and Android. According to IDC, the market intelligence firm, Microsoft has only 3,5% of the market share , away from Apple and Android with respectively 68.1% and 19,6%. But the future will be more that tablets and smartphones as developers predict that they will very likely build app for Television (83,5%), connected cars (74%), game consoles (71,2%), Google Glass (67,1%) and foldable screes (69,1%).

You can know more about the future of mobile apps by reading the full report here