Android Market More Popular, But BlackBerry Devs Earn More

by Cynthia Harvey

Evans Data report says there is room for more than two mobile platforms.

According to Evans Data's August Application Distribution survey, the Android Market is the most popular app store for mobile developers, with 47 percent of those surveyed saying they have experience with the store. Apple's App Store came in second with 43 percent of developers claiming experience.

Surprisingly, the platform that earns developers the most money wasn't Android or iOS -- BlackBerry developers make the most off their apps. "The industry has a conception that developers are going to target either Android or Apple, and those two will define the market," said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp. "However, there's room for more than two. BlackBerry developers are not as plentiful, but 13 percent make over $100,000 from the App World apps, which is considerably more than Android or Apple developers, and will help that platform continue to be compelling to developers, especially in the enterprise."

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This article was originally published on Thursday Sep 22nd 2011
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