Smartphone Application Development Unaffected by the Economic Crisis – Windows Mobile Application Developement to Increase

A 200 pages long survey by Evans Data reports that 94 per cent of corporate programmers do not expect the development of wireless enterprise applications to decrease during 2009.

“On the commercial segment, developers are seeing higher demand for wireless apps and in fact higher demand for applications consumers will purchase, thereby providing increased revenue opportunities. Furthermore, mobile [programmers] are beginning to understand that mobile development is now a commercially driven endeavour rather than just technological capability and performance, with more than half emphasising market understanding and marketing skills as key elements to their success,” Evans CEO John Andrews told IT Examiner [via].

While this is good news, here at wmpowerusers we were more excited to know that according to the survey, 40 per cent more developers planned to target Windows Mobile platform over Apple’s iPhone and 46 per cent  of the developers prefer to design applications for .Net, rather than Google’s Android platform.

“Largely, this is a matter of Windows being a more mature platform while Apple has only been in the market a relatively brief time. It should be noted that during the past year, while Windows has remained flat in terms of adoption, Apple has increased three-fold, thus closing the gap,” added Andrews

Having even more corporate developers building applications for Windows Mobile is a great thing. Still, one can only hopes that Microsoft will deliver a fully functional  application store at MWC next month to support the efforts of those developers.

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