2017 Ionic Developer Survey

Hybrid dev is dominating, PWAs are on fire, and while Google Firebase is hot – wearables are not.

Two years ago, 20% of developers surveyed were building exclusively with native tools instead of hybrid. In the next two years, that number is only 2.9% – a nearly 7x decrease.


Finally, 31.5% of developers are targeting progressive web apps. That’s a big jump for something the dev community just started talking about two years ago. Meanwhile, responsive web apps were targeted by 34.7% of respondents. What’s driving this trend? Part of it could be app fatigue among consumers who care more about mobile experiences and less about installing yet another app, and developers who want their apps to run on mobile and desktop web environments, not just in the app stores.

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