Global Survey Reveals Strongest Predicted Growth Using HTML5 as App Developer Platform

Sencha Developers Participate in Strategy Analytics' 6th Annual Developer Survey, Measuring Support for Devices, Operating Systems and Developer Programs

Jul 29, 2015, 13:06 ET from Strategy Analytics

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and BOSTON, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sencha, the company providing a unified platform for designing, developing, deploying and managing cross-platform web applications, today announced the results of its participation in the 6th Annual Developer Survey, fielded by Strategy Analytics in the first quarter of 2015. Surveying more than 500 mobile app developers, including Sencha developers, the report reveals an increase in the number of both mobile and desktop devices that developers will support next year, showing strongest predicted growth using HTML5 as the app developer platform.

"As this survey illustrates, we are seeing developers increasingly turning to HTML5 to build cross-platform web applications," said Art Landro, CEO of Sencha. "In our conversations with enterprise customers, we consistently hear that they are using our web application platform to help them deliver on their application requirements in the face of fragmented mobile devices, form factors, platforms and operating systems. As developers and enterprises continue to manage the increased complexity of enterprise mobility and app development, I'm certain we'll see HTML5 continue to emerge as the core app developer technology of choice."

The survey gathered data on mobile app developers' preferences and attitude toward application development, devices, platforms and developer programs. Key findings included:

  • Smartphone devices continue to be a primary target with 92 percent of developers supporting smartphone apps in the next year, followed by 84 percent supporting tablets and 36 percent supporting PCs.
  • Of all the technologies for building native or web applications, HTML5 shows the strongest predicted growth at 20 percent.
  • 67 percent of developers create apps for business use.

The survey was orchestrated by David MacQueen, executive director, apps and media research at Strategy Analytics.

"The number of developers using HTML5 has shown a steady increase over the last few years, from 33 percent in 2013, 35 percent in 2014 and now up to 39 percent," said David MacQueen. "Increasing fragmentation in mobile devices and consumer demand for consistent app availability across multiple platforms are key drivers behind the shift in developer sentiment towards using the HTML standard. The biggest jump is in the number of developers using HTML5 as their primary web technology for mobile development, which has seen a sharp rise. The 2013 and 2014 surveys both showed 7 percent of developers using HTML5 as their primary web application development technology, however this year that doubled to 14 percent."

To read the full report, or for any questions, please contact David MacQueen at Strategy Analytics:, +44 1908 423623.

About Sencha
More than 10,000 customers and 60% of the Fortune 100 rely on Sencha to deliver innovative applications that drive their business. The Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform uses the power of modern web technology to empower the enterprise to seamlessly design, develop, deploy and manage cross platform web applications that deliver the right end user experience on the right screen at the right time. Organizations are using the Sencha Platform to improve productivity and accelerate every stage of the web application development lifecycle. Visit us at

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