Developers have iOS and Android covered, which other platform interests them most?
One of the interesting findings is the revenue take that developers are reaping by platform. iOS leads the way, averaging $5,200 per app, per month. It is fueled primarily from pay-per-download and in-app purchases. Android apps averaged $4,700 per month generated primarily by in-app advertising and pay-per-download.
Windows Phone rounds out the top three, averaging $3,600 per month following the same scale as Android. BlackBerry 10 trails HTML5 development, $1,200 versus $2,900 per month generated mostly by in-app ads.
When it came to determining which ecosystem developers were going to start branching out to, Windows Phone leads the pack of mobile platforms, trailing only Windows 8, with 35% saying Microsoft’s mobile platform was going to be next on their list. Firefox OS and BlackBerry 10 also outpaced Android and iOS in terms of “intentshare” to expand development.
While that is a feather in Windows Phone’s cap, the developer interest is actually down from the previous quarter by a little over 10%. Still, these findings reaffirm previous reports that Windows Phone is a solid third in the mobile ecosystem and is still showing a faster rate of growth than either iOS or Android. With Microsoft’s propensity to play the long-game, it is perfectly reasonable to think that Windows Phone will be a viable contender for the number two slot eventually.
Also quite interesting though is the use of the different platforms by developers. While “intentshare” seems to favor Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 is seeing more use as a primary or secondary platform compared to Windows Phone. Another statistic shows how developers “mix and match” different platforms. iOS and Android users tend to use the other platform at a greater rate versus the developers of Windows Phone, BlackBerry or HTML5 which are far more diverse.
The whole report is available to download for free at the source link.
sources: Developer Economics via Venture Beat
State of the Developer Nation
1. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Hope, we will see more developers in WP and Windows. And see more apps in store.
2. mas11 (Posts: 1032; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
I really hope interest for WP grows quite a bit, competition is good for the market and helps ignite innovation.
3. Credo (Posts: 695; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Me too! But there are so many populair apps recently made available on Windows Phone, even in Belgium everyone starts to notice they need to make an app for Windows Phone users, i am beginning to see more and more in the wild and sometimes if i ask that person if they like their phone, the answer is yes!
Glad they make progress!
9. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Waiting for someone to say iOS, Android for ARM... and then Android for x86 and MIPS just to troll everyone else.
5. Maxwell.R (Posts: 175; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
You know you just asked webOS "why" it is webOS don't you? ;-)
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
Africa has developer nation? That's new...
7. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
You must be a new, Welcome to the real world dude.
8. snowgator (Posts: 3289; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Even as a WP user, I am ready for my device to catch up with Android and iOS with options.
10. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Surprised that with all the hate ppl spew at Android and the pirating, cheap user claims....its so close to iOS in revenue.
13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Windowsphone will be at 10% market share in 365 days from now.