The Developer Market: 14 Million Creative Minds and Counting
Key Chapter Highlights
Developers are significant players within a 2.0 ecosystem. Opportunistic providers are best served leveraging—rather than attempting to compete against—this growing army of talented creators.
End users are placing incremental pressures on service providers to innovate quickly. A service provider attempting to discover the next killer app on its own will find itself hard-pressed to respond to an increasingly fickle customer base.
At the same time, developers are multiplying in numbers. By exposing network-based capabilities that serve to enrich the development process, service providers can tap into the creative muscle of this market to create new services efficiently.
Service providers attempting to attract developers must speak their language. Web-based protocols are the norm. Service providers must ensure network-based capabilities are exposed through this type of common framework to attract the greatest number of potential developers.