App developer motivation trends 2013

This statistic displays the motivation trends among app developers as of July 2013. More than half of the developers surveyed replied that their main motivation was to be creative and gain a sense of self-achievement. Those who responded that their major motivation was the fun of building apps amounted to 40 percent, while only 8 percent responded that their main motivation was peer recognition.

App developer motivation trends as of July 2013

Share of developers
Being creative/
sense of self achievement
Fun of building
an app
Building a successful
An exciting industry
to be in
Delivering better products
than the competition
The developer's lifestyle17%
Addressing a wide audience14%
Working with others
of similar thinking
Peer Recognition8%
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Release date

August 2013



Survey time period

April to May 2013

Number of respondents

6,000 respondents

Special properties

App developers

Method of interview

Online survey

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