On Android market share and lack of developers

Yesterday evening, I attended For Mobile at HUB Prague. It’s a regular meeting of local mobile developers. One thing that struck me was the dominance of iOS developers amongst attendees. There were almost none Android devs there.

This obsession with iOS is a common theme here in Czech Republic. There are various reasons for it, e.g. loud advocates, local success stories or historical lack of Android against iOS. This lead to wider iOS adoption not only by developers, but also by clients who were, sometimes mindlessly, ordering only iOS apps.

With the widespread adoption of Android, times are changing. At Wildfuse, we have clients from the Western Europe and overseas and we could see the turn already about half a year ago. It is only a matter of time when the regional media houses, advertising agencies and other institutions core to the business of local mobile studios will acknowledge the size of the Android market. I think it will come in about 3 to 6 months. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the locals will adapt to this market turn, more so with the current lack of Android devs.

If you are a developer playing with the idea of “going mobile”, we’re hiring. Non-experienced devs can learn from one of the best Android developers in the country. We’re also looking for iOS programmers. Don’t hesitate to say hello.

 

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