2019 Summary: Top Developer Stats 'n Facts of the Year
Posted on Saturday, January 4, 2020 by Otti Hart — No comments
Get to know your community. We've leafed through our fellow Developer platforms and compiled the best stats 'n facts of 2019 for you! Take a look at the most up to date summary of your global Developer family's trends and habits. Some of these might surprise you.
Global Market Share of Mobile Operating Systems
- By the end of 2019, Android is dominating the market with over 3/4 of the market share at almost 76%, and ahead of iOS which has just under 23%.
- The remaining are KaiOS (0.5%), Samsung (0.18%), Windows (0.15%), and unknown (0.19%). According to StatCounter Global Stats.
- According to Statista, the most widely used operating system for Android on smartphone devices is Marshmellow 6.0, where 16.9% of Android Developers operate on this system. This is closely followed by Oreo 8.1 and Oreo 8.0 at 15.4% and 12.9% of Android Developers.
- Significantly, Marshmellow 6.0 was at 32.2% in 2017, 2 years after it was released in 2015, and has lost traction as followers have dispersed among other newer operating systems such as Oreo.
- C++ and Kotlin are further down in the rankings at 20.4% and 6.6%.
App Development Frameworks
- Hackernoon have provided their top App Development Frameworks for 2020 for Android. Take a look at these if you're interested in trying out something new this year.
- Corona SDK
- Appcelerator Titanium
- Adobe PhoneGap
- React Native
- Sencha Touch
- JQuery Mobile
- MobileAppDaily has also given its favorite hybrid app development frameworks listing Ionic, React Native, Flutter, PhoneGap and Xamarin, with Flutter and React Native as joint winners!
- According to Stack Overflow's 2019 survey, less than 10% of developers are unemployed. Of those +90% of Developers that are employed, 84.2% of these are in full-time employment!
- Almost 75% of Developers are still open to learning of new job opportunities, with 15% actively looking for a job.
- 12% of Developers asked by Stack Overflow work remotely full time with only 43% never working remotely and the remaining 45% working remotely part of the time.
- Interestingly, only 33.2% of those Developers want to work at home, with 8.8% preferring a co-working space or cafe, and 57.9% the office.
- By 2022, mobile app downloads per year are predicted to reach 258 billion. This is 45% increase from that of 2017, which was 178 billion downloads, according to Clearbridge Mobile.
- By 2021 there will be roughly 7 billion mobile users across the globe.
- Smartphone users check their phones 63 times per day on average.