Developer Economics 2012, the third in VisionMobile’s seminal research reports on developers and mobile apps, has been published. The report focuses on five main areas: The redefinition of mobile ecosystems, Developer segmentation, Revenues vs. costs in the mobile economy, App marketing and distribution and Regional supply vs. demand of apps.
One of the points we would like to stress if the following:
Tracking bugs and errors is, by far, the most frequent post-launch headache, as reported by 38% of developers in our survey - and particularly so for WP7 developers. There is no direct feedback channel between users and developers, and no out-of-box means to monitor the performance of an app. App reviews work and feel more like post-mortems, rather than a live feedback tool. As a result, developers will often find out what’s wrong with their app too late, through users’ negative feedback.
We listen to you WP7 devs! We released Windows Phone support last October and we cannot wait to share the news about the new exciting features that we are cooking in the BugSense Labs. Stay tuned!