Distimo noted that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and Google’s Android Market were “clearly ahead of the other app stores in terms of growth rates” during January 2011, with growth of 30 percent and 18 percent respectively.
Appcelerator and IDC released their first quarter 2011 developer survey, which indicates that the launch of new tablets at the CES 2011 show earlier this month means that “developers are pushing these devices to the top of their priority list.”
The higher volumes of downloads for free apps compared to their paid-for siblings is attracting developers to switch to monetisation methods other than paid purchases, according to Distimo.
App Store analytics firm Distimo published its analysis of market developments during 2010, noting that while Apple grew the most in terms of number of apps added, the runners-up showed more growth in percentage terms – indicating a growing interest in platforms other than iOS.
In the second of our two-part feature based on a developer survey by IDC and Appcelerator, we look at the features and technologies that are crucial to the developer roadmap.
Google’s Android platform may be growing at breakneck speed, but developers for Android Market still have gripes that need fixing