Most mobile app developers have other full-time gigs


The number of developers who see the creation of mobile apps as a sideline has increased to more than 50 percent of North American software professionals, according to a research report from Evans Data. In April, Evans released an earlier study that showed 41 percent of developers who create mobile apps for app stores are doing so while working full-time in software somewhere else. According to the latest North American Development Survey, however, which looks at all developers--including those who aren't necessarily creating products for app stores--more than half are moonlighting. "We see lots of evidence that the bulk of those apps are being developed by the same developers who write traditional software for many types of companies as their day job," Evans Data said. By the Numbers