Enterprise App builders are still obsessed about iOS but the world is leaving them behind
In the world of real things, real companies often lag far behind the trend curve, even when the trend is smack-you-in-the-face obvious.
A new study by Appcelerator, for instance shows enterprises still clearly fixated on the iOS phenomenon of 2011 and 12, even though the market has clearly and aggressively pivoted to Android in the last 12 months.
The Android mindshare among the enterprise app builders is high – at 71 per cent – but it’s still behind iOS with both the iPad and the iPhone equally the preferred enterprise App platform at 80 per cent a piece.
As we reported recently, Google’s Android phones have 79 per cent market share compared to Apple’s 14 per cent, but as the chart above makes clear the pointy heads in the Glasshouse are still focused on building for yesterday’s fashion.
Actually that’s a little unfair, they are focused on building for both. At some point however, Apple’s market share won’t justify the expense – and the sheer hassle of developing and maintaining a second enterprise App platform.
You will find more statistics at Statista
At least they have read the vibe on Blackberry. Once the stalwart of enterprise mobility the company is now utterly unloved.
The other key finding – responsive design is taking root in the enterprise with 60 per cent of outfits expressing a significant interest in building HTML 5 web apps.