2014 was packed with more than enough interesting stories for developers to absorb. From new smartphones, operating systems and all kinds of APIs, this has been a year with more opportunities for app makers and just as many challenges. FierceDeveloper reached out to a handful to get their take on what hit home.
Although this was by no means a scientific survey--there are only a handful of voices here, and most of them focus on iOS--it's interesting what didn't come up. There was no real mention of Apple Watch, Galaxy Gear or other wearable technology. Additionally, there wasn't much about health and fitness apps, either. Instead, developers spoke more about the overall evolution of the application market and how they see themselves working in it. Here's what they told us, in their own words. Special report