Android still needs time to challenge Apple in mobile apps
Wednesday, 4th May 2011
The latest survey of mobile developers shows that predictions of Android dominance were probably premature and that cloud services are an increasingly important focus.
The results of the latest Appcelerator/IDC developer survey are out and they are being interpreted as showing that interest in developing for Android is in decline (according to Paid Content) or at least levelling out (Read Write Web). This is however needs to be viewed in the context of the highly-optimistic claims being made for the growth of the Android platform at the start of the year when it was widely tipped to overtake iOs as the most popular development platform sometime during the next quarter. As the chart below shows this is now an unlikely outcome.
Publication : I Programmer