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App developers for Windows Phone set to double to 32 per cent

App Developers
Phil Tottman


Development / WinPho / November 22nd 2013 at 5:25PM

Android and iOS are favourite platforms for all app developers.

32 per cent of active app developers have said that they will support the Windows Phone platform by next year, reports Strategy Analytics.

The figure is double that of this year, during which Android and iOS were the most popular platforms for developers to use, currently use and plan on using in the future.

David MacQueen, executive director, apps and media research for Strategy Analytics, said: “Naturally Android and iOS were the top platforms, with 84 per cent and 68 per cent respectively of developers targeting those platforms."

HTML5 ranked third in terms of developer support, with 33 per cent of developers creating for it this year. This is expected to rise to 43 per cent by the end of 2014. Although, more than a third actually use HTML5 as a tool to develop for other platforms.

Firefox is on its way up, showing the biggest rise with more than triple the developers planning on supporting the platform next year.

This is largely due to the launch of handsets in Latin America – who's economy gained $211 billion thanks to mobile this year - Spain and a few other markets around Europe.

Check out the chart below.


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