Developer Survey: Windows Phone 7 shows greatest growth in developer interest in 2011

Mobile Service Platform Airship, who sells Push Notification and in-App purchase services for mobile developers have published the result of their survey of  318 mobile developers, and revealed some interesting statistics.

Of course iPhone and Android led developer interest by far, with more than 90% of developers either developing or planning to developer iPhone apps, and with Android growing from 43% to 73% next year.

What was however very interesting was that iPhone was losing developer interest, with 10% less developers planning to create iPhone apps in 2011.  Even more relevant however is that more than 300% more developers were planning to take up Windows Phone 7 development next year, more than Blackberry, and that this growth (ignoring Meego, who are starting from near zero) is the largest of the mobile OS’s.

 20102011Growth
iOS99.590-10%
Android43.873.868%
Blackberry1122.2102%
WP75.924.4314%
Symbian2.75.9119%
webOS2.31.8-22%
PalmOS0.91.8100%
Meego0.52.7440%

Of the other competitors for developer interest, Symbian, webOS and even PalmOS are all far behind, hopefully making it clear the new OS is in a different league.

Hopefully we will see Windows Phone 7 market share follow the same trajectory as developer mindshare in 2011.

See the survey at UrbanAirship.com here.

Via Readwriteweb.com

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