Developers are more interested in Android and Windows Phone 7 than iPhone

first_imgApple still undeniably has the most to boast about in the mobile arena when it comes to developer momentum: the iOS App Store just passed the 300,000th App Mark, compared to which Android and Windows Phone 7‘s app numbers are just a drop in the bucket.Still, that momentum may be flagging now as Android gains traction and consumers get excited about Windows Phone 7: according to a new report titled”States of the Apps Industry Snapshot” released by Millennial Media, developers are most interests in the Android, Windows Phone 7 and iPad as platforms for their mobile apps in 2011.The snapshot compares developer interest in various platforms from 2010 and compares them to projected interest in 2011. As you can see in the pie charts above, back in 2010, the iPhone and iPad together represented more than half of developer interest. Things have radically shifted since then: the iPhone has dropped from 30% to a mere 8% while the iPad has roughly stayed level. Meanwhile, interest in developing for Android has shot up to 29%, and — shockingly — interest in Windows Phone 7 app development is now at 20%/Given these numbers, it looks like Android and Windows Phone 7 will see the biggest growth next year… and it’s possible that Android might even finally overtake iOS in 2011 as the biggest platform in mobile. What a difference a year makes.Read more at Ars Technicalast_img

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