Here and there, there is an App everywhere
‘We’ve got an app for that’ would hold true for most of the things by the end of this year, shows a survey conducted by Robert Half technology. Robert Half Technology is a pioneer in providing IT professionals on full-time basis or contract basis. The survey was carried on by an independent research firm, which conducted telephonic interviews with more than 1,400 CIOs from firms with more than 100 employees across the United States of America.
And would you believe that almost 49% of them will have a mobile app by the end of 2012.
Here is what the CIOs had to say when asked whether the company has developed a mobile app for their customers or will do so in the next 12 months i.e. by the end of 2012.
Also, in the same survey the CIOs listed out few issues associated with developing the mobile apps for their businesses.
When asked ‘what is the greatest challenge that they faced while developing the mobile apps?’ the participants responded as below.
John Reed, the executive director of Robert Half technology opines that “building mobile applications requires intense collaboration between numerous groups within the organization, including marketing, IT, operations and sales,” This infers that not only the mobile app developers should have strong technical skills like writing code and debugging but also should have very good soft skills to collaborate between different departments.
And if you are a mobile app developer, you have one more reason to be happy because the Robert Half Technology 2012 salary guide suggests that due to increase in the number of companies looking to develop mobile apps, the demand for the IT professionals who have expertise in this area is increased. To amaze you more, here is the percentage of increase next year in the starting salary of a mobile app developer – its 9.1% and is almost the largest of all the IT positions researched.
This is a guest post by Srikanth of PriceShred.com – An online marketplace to buy or sell used mobiles and second hand mobiles in India.