Appcelerator’s quarterly survey of 6046 developers taken in April this year shows that Windows Phone has been able to maintain and even grow somewhat developer interest, with 37% of developers surveyed very interested in developing for the OS.
This number is up from 36% in the last quarter, and constitutes a recovery from the rollercoaster ride of the Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 transition, which I think hurt developer interest more than Microsoft would ever admit.
The number is about half that of iOS and Android, with 87% and 78% interest respectively, and more than twice the 14% attributed to Blackberry 10, which even had to take a back seat to Firefox OS, which scored 25%.
Appcelerator notes there is an opportunity for a 3rd place player, and while they were not quite ready to crown Windows Phone we know Microsoft has already dismissed Blackberry as a a real threat.
Read the survey at Appcelerator here.