Developer interest in Windows Phones falling–majority have negative long term outlook; Win8 falls too
July 13, 2012 | Windows Phone | 2 Comments|
The numbers don’t lie. This is 4,300 developers that were surveyed:
Now to be fair, it’s unclear if WP7 includes WP8 but presumably it does and the drop for WP7 is in line with the drop in Windows 8. Considering they are playing catch up with both operating systems, that’s not a good sign.
Of course, they will pick up when Windows 8 lands and Windows Phone 8 lands, but this seems like the old cycle where we’re always promised that the next release is the game changer.
Its a flawed survey seeing as the report doesn’t take into account the developer interest in Windows Phone 8.
I have no doubt the spill over effect of Windows 8 metro app development will be huge for Windows Phone 8.
Windows Phone 8 development is much more in line with Windows 8 development, so it would be far more likely that dev interest would be in line with Windows 8. After all, we’re talking shared kernals, the ability to port the code by changing a few namespaces and changing the UI appropriately, etc. Windows Phone 7 decline is understandable since the move is to orphan Windows Phone 7 hardware.