July 23, 2014

Developers Seeing Long Term Promise in Android

Apple rules the short term but Android holds more promise in the long term.   At least this is what a majority of those survey by Appcelerator and IDC are saying.  A survey released today shows that most of the 2,400 developers polled believe Android will be the platform best positioned to “power a large number and variety of connected devices in the future”.   While the actual results might not be news to some of you, it should open a few eyes.  I’ve put a few bullet points together to help break the survey down.

Anything here that sounds goofy to you or is this what you expect?

Seventy-four percent of developer respondents said iOS was the “least fragmented” platform, while only 11 percent described Android as such.

  • 76 percent of developers favor iOS (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) as being better for short term moneymaking while 19 percent like Android today
  • 56 percent of developers favor Android’s long-term outlook as a platform for earning money while 37 percent believe iOS is better poised.
  • 88 percent like Apple’s App Store for the best store front whereas Android Market is preferred by 10 percent of developers.
  • 74 percent think iOS is the least fragmented platform with only 11 percent looking at Android in the same light.

Read the full Appcelerator IDC report.