I tweeted yesterday about wanting to do a comprehensive survey of iOS developers, but I didn’t do a very good job of explaining myself in the tweet. So I’ll try again…

I want to do a really comprehensive survey of this community and of the state of iOS development in 2019. I want to aggregate and analyse how we feel about Swift, Xcode, SwiftUI, Catalyst, app architectures, our careers, side-projects, how we make money from apps, the conferences we attend and why we attend them, and more…

We regularly listen to people who write blog posts, make podcasts, or speak at conferences, but we know so little about the people who actually make up this community and how we feel as a group. I think it’ll be fascinating to see that, and I’m taking it upon myself to make it happen.

I also want the data to be owned by the community that contributed it, rather than it being hidden away by Apple or some other company that gathers it. This is your opinion and you'll get to see everything that comes out of it.

Then, and this is where I think the idea really shines, I want to repeat the survey every year so we can see how the community’s opinions change over time. I can't wait.

To prove that this is truly a community survey, I want the design of it to be as open as the results will be. I've put a good amount of work into creating a (very 😬) long list of questions that cover what I think are interesting areas, but I'd love to know what you all think too. I'm using a Google Doc to design it, and commenting/suggesting is enabled. Please take a look, and let me know what you think.

Then, next week I’ll set up the survey tool and we’ll start gathering the data. Are you with me? 🤞

Dave Verwer  





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