Developer Interest in Android Declines; Keep Building Anyway
Interest in Android development has dropped over the last four years, it seems. In August, 66 percent of developers were very interested in working with Android tablets and 76 percent felt the same way about Android smartphones. That's a 2- and 3-point drop respectively. All of this comes from a report by Appcelorator, maker of the Titanium mobile development platform. The company surveyed over 5,000 mobile developers in August. iPhone remained the most attractive platform for developers, with 85 percent preferring Apple over Robots in the smartphone arena. Android phones ranked third, Android tablets fourth behind iPad. Developers liked iOS over Android's fragmented install base.