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Microsoft struggling to attract developers according to recent study

| April 27, 2011 | 50 Replies

A recent study from the guys over at Appcelerator indicate that WP7 is still not attracting the developers it needs to compete with Android and iOS despite Microsofts new tag line of Developers , Developers , Developers !!!!!!! Apparently developers are becoming less interested in developing for Wp7, a drop from last quater. Now it should be mentioned that this questionnaire involved 2,760 developers so not a by all means the death of Wp7…..yet.

 

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The above chart clearly shows why developers have concerns on Wp7 and it seems to mirror the concerns of many Symbian  advocates who proclaim that Symbian has much more features rightly so, but when have humans ever bought something that makes sense rather than make them look cool by their friends :-).

Another problem is the second stat the blue bar which indicates that with iOS and Android getting more complicated with each software update the amount of time spent developing the apps for it will become longer so developers will completely ignore Wp7 to concentrate finishing off their apps for iOS and Android. Which off course leaves no time Wp7 even the pretty UI will not solve it. No matter how feature complete Wp7 is the fact is its Android and iOS first unless Nokia actually release a “iPhone killer” (I am not putting my hopes up) until then expect some scraps in terms of apps not like we are not used to it though just look at the Ovi store apps 🙂

But its not all doom and gloom for anyone who thinks Symbian and MeeGo was the answer take a look at this chart here

via Engadget and Appcelerator

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Category: Android, iPhone, News, Nokia, Windows Phone

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