More than 32 per cent of 1,600 active mobile app developers say they will support Windows Phone in 2014 according to the latest survey by Strategy Analytics – double the number who created apps for the Microsoft platform in 2013.
David MacQueen, Executive Director, Apps and Media Research, says “Naturally Android and iOS were the top platforms, with 84 percent and 68 percent respectively of developers targeting those platforms.”
“Of the other platforms, HTML5 ranked third in terms of developer support with 33 percent developing for HTML5 this year, rising to 43 percent expecting to develop next year. However, one third of those developers use HTML5 as a tool to develop for other platforms. Therefore, it seems that Windows Phone looks set to become the third ecosystem, as predicted by Elop in the infamous ‘burning platform’ memo. In contrast, support for Symbian next year is slightly under 2 per cent of our developer panel.”