In the ongoing battle of Android vs Apple, it’s clear who the winner is in terms of market share. Nothing is slowing Android down, but analysts are always trying to find something that points towards Android in a negative way. The latest comes from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster who surveyed 100 developers about their thoughts on the different mobile platforms and Apple won hands down.
Out of 100 Apple developers, 55 of them built apps for Android as well. Of those 55 developers building for Android, 84% of them said iOS was best for ease of development. Only 5% of the them preferred Android with 2% favoring Windows, and 9% unsure. As to potential revenue, 64% of those also building for Android said iOS was the preferred OS and again only 5% preferred Android. The rest were unsure or were “uncomfortable” answering the question.
What is most concerning about this survey is that it was taken at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference last week. Are you kidding me? I would imagine that most developers at WWDC prefer Apple and that’s why they attended. I wonder if Munster will conduct the same survey at next week’s Google I/O? Most likely not, but would love to hear the results if anyone does.