Profile of Mobile App and .NET Developers and Implications for WP7

We are continuing with our series of research papers. This one is based on results from our September 2010 customer survey and focuses on Windows Phone 7.


Officially launched on October 11, 2010, Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is Microsoft’s new entrant into the competitive mobile phone marketplace. The future success of Windows Phone 7 will be driven by the health of the WP7 application ecosystem. In order to gain a better understanding of the ASP.NET developer’s attitudes toward Microsoft’s mobile strategy and their interest levels in developing for the WP7 platform, Windows shared hosting provider, DiscountASP.NET, surveyed their customer base. Based on the results of a September 2010 survey, we explore general attitudes toward Microsoft’s mobile strategy as well as our customer’s state of mobile application use and development experience. We further drill down on the results from our USA-based customers and discuss the differences in characteristics and attitudes between the customers who have experience building mobile applications and those who did not. Finally, based on the results we discuss its implications on Windows Phone 7 application development strategies.

Here is a link to the research paper:

Profile of Mobile Application Developers and ASP.NET Web Developers and Implications on Windows Phone 7 Growth Strategies

Let us know what you think.

Takeshi Eto
VP Marketing and Business Development

Links to previously published papers:

July 2010: Windows Phone 7 Application Category Interests of Global ASP.NET Developers

June 2010: Profile of Silverlight Adopters and Implications for Windows Phone 7 Applications Development Strategies

April 2010: Silverlight Surpasses Flash Use among Recent Shared ASP.NET Hosting Customer Web Sites

March 2010: State of Silverlight: A Shared Windows Hosting Provider Perspective

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