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So What Is It Developers? Android or iPhone?

The other day we reported on a “trend” that some developers are targeting Android as their first platform option because the process is less stringent than Apple’s. These days, however, the word ‘trend’ has about as much relevance as the word friend.

Some evidence is the chart below via SAI that shows developers are really most interested in the iOS platform more than the Android and that this is indeed increasing.

So what is it developers? What’s your preference and why? Please make up our mind.

  • http://www.fix-iphones.com nickwilliams142

    iphone is always ahead in the market. are you interesting in iPhone repair sites.

  • - Kelly

    Interesting. I had recently done some research and found a Pew study that stated, in the first quarter of 2011, mobile device market shares were as follows:

    Blackberry held 30%
    iPhone held 28%
    Droid held 19%
    23% was held by “other”.

    Thx for the additional information.

  • http://blog.us.cision.com Ryo Yamaguchi

    Interesting stats Frank–and generally I think this is an interesting topic. I feel there is this promise from Android as being a really great, somewhat universal platform, but it seems whenever a foothold presents itself Apple comes along with the next greatest device (or iteration). I, for one, would love to see a solution that allows better simultaneous development across both platforms, since this divide doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

  • http://wirelesscomputerspeakerschoice.org Vadym

    I’m not a fan of Apple, but admit that their software is, at least for the phones is easy and by far outperforms the other manufacturers in terms of convenience and ease of use.