The results of the survey are published in “The State of Application Development: 2017 Research Report," which takes a hard look at:
- The major challenges facing IT teams today
- The growth in demand for enterprise application development
- Highest priority application types, systems and development approaches
- Skilled developer shortages and the rise of citizen developers
- Approaches to accelerating development and adoption of low-code platforms
By the NumbersOur survey respondents ranged from IT managers to architects to developers. Here are a few interesting stats based on their answers:
- 62 percent reported a backlog of apps, some with more than 10 waiting to be developed.
- 76 percent responded that custom application development takes more than three months, with 11 percent noting that it takes over a year.
- 88 percent said that mobile functionality is required or very important to their current and future applications.
- 43 percent said that they’re either using or considering using low-code or no-code platforms.
- 20 percent of those using low-code platforms are likely to develop their mobile apps in less than six months, and that these platforms resulted in a 10 percent reduction in their use of outsourced IT.