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Title: Mobile application developers' platform choice model
Authors: Puvvala, Abhinay
Dutta, Amitava
Roy, Rahul Kumar
Seetharaman, Priya
Keywords: Complementors
Open strategies
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: SCOPUS
Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
IEEE Computer Society
Series/Report no.: 2016-March
Abstract: When it comes to developing native apps, mobile app developers have multiple platforms from which to make a choice. Focusing on the two most popular mobile platforms, iOS and Android, in this paper we present a model of factors that influence a developer's platform choice. It was built using inputs from a Delphi study with expert developers. We then administered a survey based on the model to 137 app developers. Results indicate, surprisingly, that while openness of a platform, or the lack of it, continues to influence developers' choice, it does not sufficiently distinguish Android and iOS developers. On the contrary, the toolkits available to support app development and the infrastructure and license costs involved in developing apps seem to be more important to developers in making their platform choice, as was expected returns. © 2016 IEEE.
Description: Puvvala, Abhinay , Tata Research Design and Development Center, India; Dutta, Amitava, School of Business, George Mason University, United States; Roy, Rahul Kumar, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India; Seetharaman, Priya, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
ISSN/ISBN - 15301605
DOI - 10.1109/HICSS.2016.707
Appears in Collections:Management Information Systems

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