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Mobile advertising firm InMobi has released a new report on the state of the global mobile development industry that is based on a survey of 1,089 developers in 155 countries. It finds that the average developer worldwide earns about $1,000 per month, and the average app brings in less than $6,000 per month. Other key findings from the report include the following:

  • 86 percent of mobile development pros write Android apps; 57 percent target iOS.
  • Only 21 percent of respondents write Windows Phone apps, but they cited the platform as their biggest moneymaker.
  • Java is the most popular programming language for mobile developers.
  • 43% of developers say marketing is their biggest challenge.
  • 34% of developers say money is their biggest motivator for developing apps.
  • Only 6% of mobile developers surveyed were female.

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