Despite the release of interesting new Android tablets such as the Amazon Kindle Fire peaking developer interest, iOS still remains the platform of choice among mobile developers.
The Loop reports on data compiled by Appcelerator and IDC, in which 2,160 developers were polled regarding which device and platform they prefer to develop apps for. 91% of respondents said they were most interested in the iPhone, with the iPad coming in at 88 percent.
83% of developers also said they were interested in developing for Android, down four percent since last year, which the report suggests is due to the release of iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S. Meanwhile, only 49% of developers showed any interest in developing apps for the new Kindle Fire.
This actually isn’t at all surprising to me. Numerous studies have shown that iOS users buy more apps, and pay more for their apps than Android users, who tend to use mainly free apps. The number one reason developers cited for not developing for the Kindle Fire? Android fragmentation.