SANTA CRUZ, CA, December 6, 2006 - Two-thirds of Asian developers either use or are planning to use Adobe’s Flash according to Evans Data’s recently released Asia Pacific Development Survey. Usage in Asia is twice that of North America or Europe. Forty percent of APAC developers use Flash and another 27% plan to adopt it in the near future. In addition, even though Eclipse adoption has almost doubled in the last six months, over 30% of Asian developers use Macromedia Studio 8, further establishing Adobe’s beachhead in this fast growing development arena.
This in-depth bi-annual study also showed that Asian developers are far more focused on writing applications for mobility than are North American developers. Thirty-five percent of APAC developers are currently developing software for mobile devices, and of this 45% is rich client–based.
"The APAC region continues to lead the other regions in adoption of rich client development for both the web and mobile areas", said John Andrews, President of Evans Data. "This region has taken advantage of all the ways you can now create applications with interactive functionality that are easily deployed and upgraded on the Web and mobile devices."
Other findings from the Volume 2, 2006 survey of 400 developers in the Asia-Pacific region:
- Seventy percent of Asian developers use Open Source Code in their applications – a dramatic increase from 2003 when only half incorporated Open Source in their apps.
- Eclipse usage has grown by 80% in the last six months, and is now the most popular IDE in the region except for Microsoft’s Visual Studio.
- By next year, 52% of APAC developers expect to be using XML.
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