According to a new report, Android has extended its leading place on iOS as the format into which developers decide on to code for.
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Bluevia and Vision Mobile studied this issue and found out that 67 % of developers code for Android, whereas iOS follows at 59%.
This year the percentage of mobile mobile developers who are working for every platform has increased – iOS from 50% and Android from 59%.
Microsoft is kept out of the top three by mobile Web developers, but this may soon change, in conformity with a section of the report which examine which platforms are planning to be used by developers. According to "Developer Intentshare Index" 35% of developers are looking to Android and 32% are striving for adding more Windows Phone work into their portfolio. iOS, Meego and ChromeOS accomplished the top five in the same order.
Java and Symbian are the mobile platforms that have been very quickly left by developers. Vision Mobile discovered that 40% of developers nowadays deploying Symbian plan to leave it off., the figure is 35% for Java.
Research in Motion’s maturing BlackBerry kept on to increase this year, there are 45% of developers currently engaged in coding, and up from 40% in 2010. But it is tardy with the Intentshare rankings, along with less than a fourth of developers intending to use it.
Vision Mobile also made a survey of developers about their adoption of a criterion to pick a platform. The results are the following: developers encourage huge market penetration and development tools of moderate cost thus show Android’s clear benefit with its huge and leading reach open-source community.
The interesting fact that revenue potential reached the third place in the list of reasons for selecting a platform. Consequently, whereas the Android army can be increasing, its foot soldiers are not required to get rich in the process.