Instant Messaging Turns on Developers (June 2002)

June, 2002


According to the new Evans Data Winter 2002 Wireless Developers Survey, messaging has overtaken email as the most popular application, with almost half of all wireless developers developing messaging applications. These messaging applications include Instant Messaging (IM), SMS, and Unified Messaging. The interviews with developers who are actively engaged in wireless applications also found that the pace of wireless development continues to accelerate. The percentage of respondents who will devote 50% or more of their time to wireless applications will increase from 19% to 24% since the last Evans survey six months ago.