34% Apps that are used directly by customers or business partners
You're in good company, 34% of respondents said apps used by customers and business partners were most important.
31% Apps that support internal processes, operations, including analytics
You're in good company, 31% of respondents said internal apps were most important.
20% Apps that replace core legacy systems that run the business
Like you, 20% of respondents said legacy replacement was most important. They told us that 65% of their app dev effort goes on maintenance, rather than innovation.
9% Apps that involve AI/machine learning
Nine percent of respondents said apps that involve AI/machine learning were most important. They also told us these dev skills were the hardest to hire.
Five percent of respondents said apps that involve IoT were most important. They also told us IoT dev skills were hard to hire.
Just 2% of respondents selected "Other." Amongst their answers: APIs, blockchain, e-commerce, ERP, and robotic process automation received several mentions.
From the survey:
In addition to telling us their two highest app dev priorities, respondents answered over forty questions regarding app dev challenges, recruitment, training, and what they're doing to speed-up application delivery.