Vision Mobile survey of developers harps on how e-commerce dwarfs app store revenue

Last week, Vision Mobile released its State of the Developer Nation Q1 2015, part of its ongoing "Developer Economics" series that delves into some of the finer points of creating apps, the platform wars, monetization and other issues. It includes responses from more than 8,000 developers in more than 140 countries, and while some of the findings might be what you would expect--iOS and Android are in a platform stalemate, and enterprise developers make much more than their consumer counterparts--there was at least one big surprise. Despite all of the attention paid to mobile apps and app storefronts, the report found that "e-Commerce will account for 2.5 times as much revenue as all the other sources put together at $300 billion." FierceDeveloper spoke with Mark Wilcox, senior business analyst at Vision Mobile about what developers can do to incorporate e-commerce into their apps, the drive for subscription revenue and more. Hot Seat