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WP7 Places 3rd In Developer Interest In Latest Survey

April 26, 2011 No Comments

Appcelerator and IDC just put out their latest quarterly numbers regarding Windows Phone interest in the developer community. WP7 placed 3rd behind IOS and Android but just surpassed Blackberry.

They also charted some specifics about what concerns developers have regarding the Windows Phone plaftform.

You will see these particular charts all over the internet today but let me explain why they don’t matter as much to me. The survey was done within the Appcelerator community.  2,700 Appcelerator developers took part in the survey regarding their interest in developing for different mobile platforms. You cannot gauge the interest within the developer community through just one channel. Especially a channel that in my view is mostly used for IOS and Android development to begin with.

There is tons of excitement surrounding the WP7 platform especially after all the news coming from MIX11. The thought of  ‘it’s too late for Windows Phone’  is ridiculous. The same thing was said about the Xbox and we all know how that turned out.  🙂

About Appcelerator

Appcelerator is the leading enterprise-grade, cross-platform development solution on the market today, with over 1.5 million developers using its software to power over 20,000 cloud-connected mobile, desktop, and web applications used by tens of millions of users every day. The company’s flagship offering, Appcelerator Titanium, is the only mobile cloud platform to enable fully native, cross-platform development, from a single codebase, at web development speed for these three platforms. Appcelerator’s customers can leverage their existing skills and open, industry standard technologies to decrease time-to-market and development costs, increase customer adoption and revenues, and enjoy greater flexibility and control. For more information, please visit www.appcelerator.com.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 47 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

Source: ZDnet, Appcelerator

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