Wireless devs plan more apps for Windows than iPhone or Android
Whether or not they're being overly optimistic, 94% of corporate developers expect wireless application development to either stay the same or rise over the year ahead, despite the economy. Forty percent more of the developers plan to focus on Windows Mobile than on Apple's iPhone, and 46% more will focus on the .NET Compact Framework than on Google's Android, say the newly released results of an Evans Data Survey.
More specifically, a greater percentage -- 47.6% -- of those surveyed think wireless enterprise development will actually increase in 2009 as opposed to the 46.4% who believe the development activities will stay the same. Twenty-five percent of respondents cited the amount of revenues to be gained as the number one consideration in choosing a platform, whereas "identifying marketing opportunities" was chosen by 21%. Only 15% selected "platform openness" as their response to that question.