In 2012, Indian app market is expected to rise $227 billion, which is 22.6 percent higher than the previous year. According to the study by Gartner called “Market Trends: Application Development Software, Worldwide, 2012-2016”, the growth will be driven by the rising mobile application development, innovative development methodologies, open source software and software development modules.
A principal research analyst at Gartner said “apart from emerging dynamics of cloud and social computing; the application modernization will continue to be a solid reason for the the growth of application development”.
According to the report, domains that boost the Indian application development market include –
Cloud computing has changed the concept of application development and the way applications are designed, tested and implemented. This resulted in a significant shift in the priorities of the apps. Today, nearly 90 percent of large, small and government agencies are using some aspect of cloud computing.
Cost is an important factor to choose cloud computing, but, the flexibility and speed to implement a new app is also the main reason behind cloud computing.
Open Source Software
The research and analyst firm Gartner, also expects the open source software to continue to extend its presence and put pressure on the industry leaders for the next 3-5 years. According to the prediction done by Gartner, at least 70 per cent of new enterprise Java applications will be deployed on an open source Java application server by the end of 2017.
Moreover, the open source tools will continue to eat away the revenue for some app development in the categories of – design, Web development and testing. The limited budgets and economic conditions compel to focus much on cost reduction, thus rendering the use of open source software in various apps.
The open source software is driven primarily by the success of NetBean and Eclipse. Due to which we can see a prominent change in the market by the small software providers who are looking for easy approach to offer their products.
According to Asheesh Raina, the research analyst at Gartner, the emerging trends are leading the app demand towards newer architectures, business models, programming languages and user skills. Emerging mobile applications are transforming the app development space drastically and are one of the top three priorities at the enterprise level.
In a research, it is also found that, by 2013 CIOs are expecting more than 20 per cent of their employees to use tablets instead of laptops. This all resulted in evolving new apps and tools to meet the preferences and requirements of the latest devices.