While the Windows Phone ecosystem is no where near as big as iOS or Android, developers have shown more support in the past few months than in the near two years that Windows Phone has been available for consumers. An analytics firm known as Flurry performed a study which revealed that more developers are moving to and support Windows Phone, making it the fastest growing mobile platform.
As of June 2012, Windows Phone apps account for 6% of all new apps created, while in January this percent was hovering at 3% and the entirety of 2011 saw only 1%. During this same period, BlackBerry has bottomed out with a flat 1% across the same time period.
This is great news for those who have already picked up a Windows Phone handset, as well as those developers who may be looking into tapping a market ripe for the picking. Several key apps for services are missing on the platform, so it stands to reason that once the ecosystem matures, there’s plenty of money to be made for developers.