According to the analytic firm Flurry Inc., Windows Phone 7 development has seen a boost in development activity. The likely culprit behind this increase is the partnership with Nokia. Regardless, the boost lifts Microsoft passed Blackberry but still behind Android and Apple with respect to developer activity.
Flurry periodically measures the relative support that developers dedicate to various platforms by tracking new application starts. A week after the announcement of the Nokia/Microsoft partnership, Flurry measured a 66% increase in Windows Phone 7 project starts.
There is still plenty of ground to cover. Apple leads app projects with 69% of the apps and Android has 25%. Blackberry development represents 2% of the app projects. From their blog, Flurry sees the boost in developer activity as a positive.
One of the keys for success that Microsoft identified early on was developer support. Support that seems to be increasing with Microsoft's new partnership with Nokia.
Source: Flurry Via: Bloomberg
George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
They'll get another big boost once the bigger updates hit with some new APIs for devs to play with, and also a 2nd batch of WP7 phones hitting the market later this year as well.
the mango update will go to early adopters right?
Yes. Steve said so. Free for everyone.
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