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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the lower you start with the more % growth you can report. If you only had 1 developer, then moved up to 10, WOW! 1000% percent growth!

rippleman said,
the lower you start with the more % growth you can report. If you only had 1 developer, then moved up to 10, WOW! 1000% percent growth!

And yet, when Apple increases Mac sales by a few percentage points over a decade, the PC era is over.

nohone said,

And yet, when Apple increases Mac sales by a few percentage points over a decade, the PC era is over.

Exactly. The same goes for Linux and BSD and assorted other bottom of the pile growers. But it is only insignificant growth when it is MSFT.

rippleman said,
the lower you start with the more % growth you can report. If you only had 1 developer, then moved up to 10, WOW! 1000% percent growth!

That statistic isn't very interesting. The interesting statistic in this article is the huge jump in developer interest between May and June 2012, and the quickly increasing interest for the past 8 months.

Just ignore the year-on-year percent increase statistic, the rest is great.

nohone said,

And yet, when Apple increases Mac sales by a few percentage points over a decade, the PC era is over.

Sorry that this is off topic, but I'm noticing a trend here. You're always quick to bring up Apple, then complain about them and/or their fans. It's like it's your only function.

Looking good, only going to get better as well when W8 and WP8 ship (I see a boost coming when windows phone 8 is fully revealed).