More developers want to make applications for the Windows Phone 7 and Android platforms over the iOS, according to a survey conducted by Vision Mobile. This indicates that the users of the first two platforms can expect more apps in future compared to the later.
Interest for Windows Phone 7 seems to be huge and is only marginally second to the Android platform despite the fact that its current market share has reduced marginally.
The survey looks at Windows Phone 7 with two viewing angles, present and future. In the present, the platform is not viewed favourably, but for the future it is being watched out.
The interest in Windows Phone 7 can be attributed to the easier developer tools of Microsoft. Besides, PC and Xbox developers are also getting interested in developing mobile games for the platform as they see it as an important revenue stream.
On the other hand, Android’s instant publishing policy allows developers to publish quickly, whereas Apple makes them go through difficult approval processes before their apps are accepted.
With the arrival of iCloud, the dominance of Apple is likely to increase since Macs are now connected with the other Apple devices whereas other platforms are not.