Survey: 20% of publishers/developers are planning to focus on Windows Phone 7

In a new survey conducted by Millennial Media of 500 publishers, developers and advertisers, nearly 20% are planning to focus their work on Windows Phone 7 in the next year. The iPhone garners 30% interest right now but Android is expected to close in that gap by hitting 29% next year.

To put into perspective, Windows Phone 7 achieving 20% interest seems to be a definitive sign that developers and publishers are taking it seriously, that they have confidence in the platform and that Microsoft is really throwing some weight behind it.

We've already seen the app store hit 1,000 apps within the first three weeks, the Marketplace have 12,000 registered developers and quite a long list of major brands already available, all before the U.S. launch. While this survey has no guarantee for 100% accuracy in predicting the future, we're sure more happy than not at the results.

Source: Millennial Media; via: GigaOM

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.