Developer Interest in Windows Phone Grows as BlackBerry Declines

Since the day Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7 Series, they have been working hard to promote the developer side of the platform. A platform that is easy to developer for is key to winning over developers and growing the market place quickly. And things have been paying off for Windows Phone. The marketplace has over 35,000 apps at the most recent count, and according to a survey of developers done by Appcelerator, the interest in developing for Windows Phone has climbed to 38% – up 8% since June 2011.

At the same time, developer interest in BlackBerry is falling to just over 20%. Devastating news to RIM who are trying hard to stay relevant in todays fast paced mobile game. The following chart shows the different percentages for each platform since January 2010. It’s a very busy graph, and you’ll need to look past platforms like WebOS, Symbian, MeeGo, and HP’s TouchPad – all of which are falling under 10% interest, with the BlackBerry playbook sitting just over the 10% mark. Look past those platforms and you have a good indication of where developer interest was back in January 2010, and where it is today.


Android, and iOS have been pretty stable in developer interest, while Windows Phone, HTML 5, and Android Tablets are fluctuating and fighting to gain that valuable market share. It will be interesting to look back at this in 6 months or a year and see how things compare then. You can read the full report over on the Appcelerator web site.

(Source = Slashgear)

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.