Study: Most wireless development targets .Net, Java ME

Despite the hype surrounding Apple's iPhone and Google's Android, more developers are targeting their apps to run on the .Net Compact Frameworks and Java ME platforms according to a new survey released by IT market intelligence firm Evans Data Corporation. Among 384 professional mobile developers polled by Evans Data, 42 percent said they are creating applications for .Net--the same percentage of respondents cited Java ME, followed by Linux and Windows Mobile 6.0. Only 7 percent of developers are creating apps for either Android or Mac OS, although the report notes neither has been around long enough to seriously contend with more established platforms.

Other findings of the Evans Data survey:
• Fifty-six percent of respondents are targeting Nokia devices, followed by Motorola (33 percent) and Sony Ericsson (29 percent).
• Over one-third of wireless developers are developing applications for external use by their company's customers.
• The biggest obstacle to creating wireless applications remains cross-platform testing requirements, followed by lack of access to device APIs.
• More location-based applications are in development in Asia and Europe than in North and South America.

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