Study: Windows Phone projects gaining more support

Windows Phone project development seems to be gaining some traction, while the long running Blackberry operating system has seen new projects stay flat. That's the conclusion of a new study by Flurry Analytics, which says there is evidence that Windows Phone could in fact be a viable alternative to iOS and Android.

The company used data from the 70,000 companies and over 190,000 applications that use its services to create new projects in Flurry Analytics. It examined new project start ups for Windows Phone compared to Blackberry. It stated:

Over the past 12 months, Project starts for Windows Phone have grown by more than 600 (percent), now accounting for 6 (percent) of all new project starts in the Flurry system during June 2012.   As a percent of new project starts, RIM has remained flat.

The company also looked at project starts for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry in the second quarter of 2011 and compared them to the second quarter of 2012. It states:

Specifically, growth rates per platform for year-over-year growth are: iOS 66 (percent), Android 82 (percent), Windows Phone 521 (percent, BlackBerry 13 (percent).  Viewing the relative growth rates show just how much Microsoft is gaining against the market.

This could show that not only is Windows Phone gaining in development popularity, it also shows that RIM could be in big trouble with its Blackberry OS.

Source: Flurry Analytics | Image via Flurry Analytics

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