The survey asked developers about the platforms for which they are currently developing, the types of apps they’re creating, and the platforms they’re targeting in the next 12 months.
No surprises really. Most are developing for the iPhone, followed by Android and the mobile web. Points of interest, though, included the following findings:
- RIM, who recently announced improvements to their Blackberry OS with mobile development in mind, showed roughly the same current and future developer focus as that for Windows Mobile/Windows Phone 7.
- Platforms that show low interest? Symbian and WebOS.
- According to this survey, mobile Flash development will see a seven percent decrease over the next year.
Even more interesting, are the points raised in the comments on GigaOM’s post, which include:
That the group of mobile developers surveyed included independents, those working for app development shops, and developers creating apps for hardware and software vendors. That is, a good cross section.
Also, the types of apps being developed include the full spectrum you’d expect: Games, productivity tools, social media and entertainment apps.
Finally, one commenter pointed out astutely that 12 months in the world of mobile tech is the equivalent to at least 10 years in the real world. Anything can happen.