More Than Twice as Many Developers Prefer iOS over Android, Study Suggests

Even though Android sells more than iOS - as it should, considering the proportion of devices for sale - Apple still brings in far more developers to its mobile platform than Google does.

According to freshly brewed data from Flurry Analytics, 69% of "new project starts" - in other words, developers building apps - are for Apple's iOS.

This is down slightly from the 75% high Apple boasted in 2011, but still well above its last-year low of 63%.

Various studies have suggested that, in general, developers make more on average developing for iOS than Android, BlackBerry, or any other platform. So even though Android has managed to eclipse the iPhone in overall units sold, Apple's App Store - with its 650,000 apps and $5 billion paid out to developers - remains the storefront of choice.

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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