Now we would be first to admitted we have never heard of i-programmer.info, but that’s not going to stop us from reporting the good news that programmers are more keen to develop on Windows Phone 7 than iPhone, by a narrow margin of 19 to 18%. Of course Android was still far ahead at 45%, but it is still pretty good for an unreleased operating system.
In the survey Blackberry had only 3%, which may account for their meagre application store, despite their large numbers.
An explanation of Windows Phone 7â€™s performance may lie in a recent article by Paul Thurrott in which he explains the appeal of the platform. Examples include that, unlike the iPhone, developers do not need to buy a new computer to develop for Windows Phone 7, they can program in a language they knew already, and using tools they were already familiar with, and that Microsoft has done a good job promoting and supporting development on the OS so far.
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