Appcelerator/IDC Survey: Windows Phone Moves Ahead Of RIM To Become Clear No.3 Player In Mobile
Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 2,160 Appcelerator Titanium developers about their mobile efforts and future plans this quarter and published their results today. The Good news for the Windows Phone platform is that it has now become the clear third player only behind iOS and Android pushing RIMâ€™s Blackberry platform down. 38% of respondents have said that they are â€˜very interestedâ€™ in Windows Phone platform. And Nokiaâ€™s partnership with Microsoft has also been well received by the developers. About 28% of the respondents are â€˜very interestedâ€™ in developing for Nokia Lumia devices.
Microsoftâ€™s Windows Phone 7 also decisively moved ahead of RIMâ€™s BlackBerry OS to become the clear number three mobile OS behind iOS and Android. Microsoftâ€™s Windows Phone 7 is building strong European developer enthusiasm thanks to its Nokia partnership. Developers and businesses gave high marks to these strong moves, which contrast sharply against BlackBerry OS, BlackBerryâ€™s QNX-based PlayBook, and webOS, all of which collapsed in interest with developers this past quarter. Below are the topline findings from this quarterâ€™s report
- Windows Phone 7 separated from the pack to become the clear number three mobile platform this quarter. The OS climbed 8 points to 38% of respondents saying they are â€˜very interestedâ€™ in the platform, the highest ever for Microsoft.
- Microsoft is enjoying symbiotic success with Nokia. When asked why developers are more interested in Windows Phone 7 now than a year ago, a plurality (48%) said it was the Microsoft/Nokia partnership. Nokia also received high marks from its new Lumia Windows Phone 7 smartphone announcement last month, with 28% of developers saying they are â€˜very interestedâ€™ in developing for the device. This is more than double the interest in Nokiaâ€™s own Symbian and MeeGo OSes since Appcelerator began reporting mobile platform interest in January 2010.
You can find the full results here.