Info-Tech Research Group’s recently published Application Development Tools Vendor Landscape report ranks ComponentOne (USA) and Infragistics (USA) as market Champions. Telerik (USA, office in Winnipeg) and DevExpress (USA) are recognized as Innovators in the market while Janus Systems (Panama) is noted as a price effective pillar in the desktop space.??
“Getting more done in less time while staying in touch with the leading software trends is crucial to any business,” said Randy Hearn, senior analyst with Info-Tech Research Group. “Vendors who offer a single suite of tools capable of performing in the big three, desktop, web and mobile, are your best bet to stay abreast of ever evolving software trends and business demands.”
With over twenty-three years of experience, ComponentOne offers the most complete suite of tools and components covering all three major platforms (desktop, mobile and web) pushing them ahead of the pack as the leading Champion in the Vendor Landscape.
Infragistics’ inclusion of automated UI testing, report writing, support for HTML5 and platform independent visual designers landed them in the Champion category as well. Their price point is slightly higher than the competitors initially, but ROI increases over time due to lower renewal costs.
Organizations looking for a low cost desktop application solution should consider Janus Systems according to the report. Janus’ low price point earned them the ‘Overall Value Award,’ but unlike the other vendors, their focus is primarily on the desktop space and they lack the advanced features of their competitors in web and mobile.
DevExpress and Telerik are both considered vendors to watch in the application development space. Despite being relatively young, they are both considered Innovators by Info-Tech Research Group. Telerik provides a complete set of tools that, according to the report, are among the best available in the market. DevExpress’ dedication to exceeding every developer’s expectations seems to be working. The report quotes one developer as saying, “DevExpress has the sexiest looking controls in any browser even with the standard theme.”