Yesterday I ran a poll amongst Hacker News participants in which I asked them to indicate which mobile platforms they develop for. Here are the results for the first 24 hours, in chart format, of that poll. Keep in mind that participants were allowed to select more than one platform if they develop for more than one.
I’m very much impressed by the number of people developing for Android. Not far off from iOS. I also find it remarkable that Windows Phone has more developers, among this particular group of developers, than BlackBerry OS.
This isn’t a scientific survey in any way, but nevertheless it gives us an interesting insight into the world of mobile development.
What are your thoughts? Is there anything that surprises you about these results?
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Antonio Cangiano is a Software Developer and Technical Evangelist at IBM. He authored 'Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers' by Wrox (2009) and 'Technical Blogging' by The Pragmatic Bookshelf (2012). He is also the Marketing Lead for Cognitive Class, an IBM educational initiative which he helped grow from zero to 1 Million students. You can follow him on Twitter.