Telerik's latest State of Mobile Development Survey finds that the majority of developers aren't doing mobile development. "The most poignant finding of the survey is that 57 percent of developers have never built a mobile app, indicating that mobile app development remains highly specialized," said Karen Tegan Padir, an executive at Telerik's parent company, Progress Software Corp. In addition, 47 percent of developers said they average just one new mobile app per year.
Among those who are doing mobile development, 44 percent said the user interface is the most important element. Hybrid was the most common approach (33 percent), followed by native (25 percent) and the mobile Web (19 percent).