Developers 3 times more likely to start developing iOS Apps than Android Apps.
Well this must be bad news for Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, according to mobile market analytics specialist Flurry, developers are almost three times more likely to start development of an iOS App than to start an Android App.
Out of 55,000 companies that Flurry has been tracking, and more than 135,000 applications on their network in 2011, 73 percent of developers are working on iOS projects during the 4th quarter of 2011 compared to just 27 percent working on Android.
According to Peter Farago, vice president of marketing for Flurry “Over the year, developer support for Android has declined from more than one-third of all new projects, at the beginning of the year, down to roughly one-quarter by the end,”
Furthermore Flurry state that they believe the reason for the boost in the appeal of iOS is the fact that Apple has launched the iPhone on two new networks after three years of exclusivity on AT&T’s network. Apple has also seen an increase in popularity since the launch of the iPad 2 and the new iPhone S.
Finally according to Flurry there is one key factor that also plays a large role, the fact that developers are expected to earn 300 percent more revenue than their Android counterparts. If you’re a developer, would you rather develop apps and give them away, or have consumers pay for them?