Mobile app development to surpass development on all other platforms

According to the 2010 IBM Tech Trends Survey, conducted online by IBM developerWorks, more than half of all IT professionals (55 percent) expect mobile software application development for devices such as iPhone and Android, and even tablet PCs like iPad and PlayBook, will surpass application development on all other traditional computing platforms by 2015.

Programmers should also be happy as to support this growing number of software developers IBM also launched the first developerWorks mobile tutorial for Android (Introduction to Android development using Eclipse and Android widgets)
and follows their Apple iPhone tutorial (Developing a social networking iPhone application based on IBM Lotus Connections 2.5) launched last month.

The online survey, was conducted by IBM developerWorks on its eight million registered users in August and September 2010, and included responses from IT professionals with expertise in areas such as enterprise and web application development, system and network administration, and software testing and architecture.

Finally mobile geeks will also be pleased to know that the survey found that mobile was the hottest IT career opportunities beginning in 2011. So go ask for a pay rise now!

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