Top 5 Challenges Developers Face When Building Multiplatform Installations

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What’s the most pressing challenge that puts a crimp in the average application developer’s workday? Impossible deadlines? Pesky distractions? Not enough caffeine? A recent survey, conducted by the third-party research service TechValidate, asked InstallAnywhere users to rate the top challenges they faced when building multiplatform installers (hint: lack of caffeine didn’t make the list).

Top 5 Challenges 

Here are the top 5 challenges and concerns reported by application developers prior to implementing InstallAnywhere to create their multiplatform installers: 

  1. Spending too much time creating custom installers for each platform
  2. Inconsistent or unreliable installation experience for customers
  3. Spending too much time building installs versus building product features
  4. Inability to stay on top of changing requirements for new technologies and platforms
  5. Pressure to get software applications and updates to market faster


Do you agree or disagree? Let us know how your experience with InstallAnywhere compares to the survey results. 


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