Darrell Etherington, writing in Tech Crunch, says that developer interest in iOS is at an all time high. Onswipe, a mobile web-optimizing company, says that iOS7 has the most mobile traffic of any iOS beta thus far.
The startup found that by July 1, 2013, 0.28 percent of all iPad visits to its mobile-optimized sites were from devices running iOS 7, and as of June 17, 0.77 percent of all iPhones making Onswipe visits were also on the new beta OS.
Compared to iOS 6, those numbers, while small, have increased considerably. 0.19 percent of all iPad visits were on last year’s beta software as of June 25, and only 0.38 percent, or under half of iPhones ran the pre-release mobile OS. All together, iOS 7 accounts for 0.46 percent of total traffic to Onswipe sites as of this writing, while iOS 6 was responsible for just 0.25 percent of all visits at the same time last year.
Another possibility for this rise in iOS interest, is that more everyday users are deciding to take the beta plunge, says Etherington. However, there are a lot of younger users who aspire make apps, and since $99 a year isn't a huge investment, it's possible that iOS is the preferred platform for those new to development.
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