Mobility

Study: Most developers still choose iOS over Android

A look at Q4 mobile development project starts by the firm Flurry shows iOS has approximately a three-to-one lead over Android.

CNET News blogger Lance Whitney recently shared survey results from mobile analytics firm Flurry that show, of the more than 16,000 new app projects started in the fourth quarter of 2011, 73 percent of developers targeted iOS and 27 percent chose Android. Flurry believes iOS has the edge for these primary reasons:

  • The iPhone became available through Verizon Wireless and Sprint this year.
  • The iPad 2 and iPhone 4S launches increased interest in Apple devices.
  • iOS developers report making three or four times as much money as Android developers.

For more details, read Flurry's analysis in the blog post, "App Developers Bet on iOS over Android this Holiday Season."

Credit: Flurry

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Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

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