“Mobile ecosystems analyst firm, VisionMobile, today released its fourth Developer Economics report,” Rob LeFebvre reports for Cult of Mac.

“The 2013 report, sponsored by AT&T, Mozilla, and Nokia, looked at developer opinions, charting out which platforms have the highest mindshare among developers as well as which platforms make their devs the most money,” LeFebvre reports. “iOS leads the platform mindshare among developers, with 48 percent of them reporting it as their lead platform. Android and BlackBerry are next [with 44% and 38%, respectively].”

LeFebvre reports, “76 percent of the developers point to the iPad as the best monetization and development platform… the installed user base among surveyed devs is the same, across iOS and Android, but the development cost and learning curve in using iOS is lower. The Development environment, documentation, app discovery, and revenue potential is reported by the developers that use both platforms as better on iOS.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Screwy results. At 48%, iOS seems far too low (just under half of all developers don’t build for iOS first? Seriously? On what planet was this survey conducted? These results are simply not in sync with results from similar research; see related articles below) and BlackBerry is obviously much too high at 38%.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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