Windows Phone 7 maintains 30% developer interest despite slow take-off

The latest Appccelerator/IDC developer poll shows Windows Phone 7 maintaining its position as the 3rd mobile platform, up 1% from 3 months ago, when 29% if mobile developers were “very interested” in developing for the platform, despite having only around 1% market share.

The survey shows the situation remaining in general relatively static with no major shifts in developer interest, with more however planning to add cloud-based and social networking features to their apps, with 20% of developers looking to add Windows Azure support.

50% of developers are planning to monetize their applications using in-app purchasing, an area which Microsoft still has to address in Windows Phone 7.

Read the full survey at Appcelerator here.

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