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iOS Developers Create Apps For Android Too, But Consider iOS As The Best Reveals Survey

Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster conducted a survey of developers attending Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference which revealed that 47 percent of them were developing for Android.

Munster, who interviewed 45 iOS developers at the conference, said in a research note that 100 percent of the developers created apps for iPhone while 93 percent created apps for the iPad. Meanwhile, only 7 percent developers made apps for Mac.

Apart from developing apps for iOS, 47 percent of the developers also made apps for Google’s Android platform. Some 36 percent iOS developers also created apps for Research in Motion’s Blackberry platform.

Of the 45 developers, 13 percent also developed for the Windows Phone platform while 7 percent developed for Hewlett Packard’s webOS platform.

The developers claimed that iOS was the best when it comes to ease of development and monetisation.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs should take note that 38 percent of the developers cited Apple’s strict App Store as their biggest complaint about the App Store while 11 percent cited the app approval process as their biggest issue.

"We believe our survey shows that Apple's strong developer base is one of its greatest assets in mobile and differentiates iOS from the early days of the Mac, suggesting iOS is better positioned than Mac OS to maintain and grow market share," Munster said.

Ravi Mandalia

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