Software developers are moving in droves to the mobile tablet market, according to researchers.
A study from research firm Evans Data found that 73 percent of developers it surveyed are currently writing an application for a tablet platform or will begin doing so within the next six months.
Additionally, 18 percent said that they would begin their tablet projects in more than six months time. Just eight percent of the developers surveyed indicated that they have no plans to start work on mobile software any time soon.
The report cited North America as having the highest number of tablet developers, with 36 percent currently targeting the market. Researchers said that the EMEA region at a whole is still behind both the North America and APAC regions.
"The tablet is the form factor of choice for many people and we see tablets eventually replacing the traditional laptop" said Evans Data chief executive Janel Garvin.
"Developers usually lead the sea of changes in this industry and what we're seeing in developers' adoption patterns is a forerunner of what the general industry landscape will become."
While the tablet market has been booming, PC vendors have begun to feel the crunch from the market shift. Recent analyst estimates predict that PC sales will be down year over year for the fist time in more than a decade.
Reports have also found that new market initiatives such as the ultrabook platform have not met sales expectations either.
Cotton seedling freezes to death as Chang'e-4 shuts down for the Moon's 14-day lunar night
Fortnite easily out-earns PUBG, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018
Meteor showers as a service will be visible for about 100 kilometres in all directions
Saturn's rings only formed in the past 100 million years, suggests analysis of Cassini space probe data
New findings contradict conventional belief that Saturn's rings were formed along with the planet about 4.5 billion years ago