Apple’s iOS preferred by most app developers

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Universally, Google’s Android is known to have the greater share on the smartphone market. But when we talk about having support from app developers, it is a different story.

According to data released by Flurry Analytics, seven out of ten apps that were created during the first quarter of this year were for the iOS platform. This is despite Android’s dominating the smartphone market, having 50.8% of the total smartphone market.

ComScore pegs Apple’s iOS share at 31.4%.

Steve Musil of CNET writes that Apple’s lead in this category is because of its dominance in the tablet market. Apple holds 88% of the tablet market during the first five months of 2012. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab only holds 9% followed by Amazon’s Kindle with 3%.

Flurry Analytics also noted that developers who create apps for Android earn four times more revenue than their Android counterparts.

Flurry said, “At the end of the day, developers run businesses, and businesses seek out markets where revenue opportunities are highest and the cost of building and distributing is lowest. In short, Android delivers less gain and more pain than iOS, which we believe is the key reason 7 out of every 10 apps built in the new economy are for iOS instead of Android.”

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