iPhone & Android Lead Touch Screen Market

by: | Mar 31, 2009

Wondering which phones to target for your custom mobile application development?

Of course the iPhone would be your first choice and you might assume that BlackBerry Storm would be next, but for a smart phone with similar touch screen capabilities as the iPhone your next platform should actually be the Android G1.

According to HitsLink, which tracks which mobile browser software applications are used across thousands of web sites, Android is 2nd by smart phone market share.

iPhone Android BlackBerry Smart Phone Market Share

Surpised? You shouldn’t be.

The BlackBerry Storm, RIM’s entrant to the modern touch screen smart phone market, has only been on the market for a few months and will likely increase BlackBerry’s share going forward.

Of course, your decision for which platform to develop a custom app shouldn’t be driven solely by absolute market share. Your business requirements and target customers should also factor into this. Perhaps you have a legacy server side application you need to maintain, or your customer base is already proficient or has an affinity to a particular smart phone family. Our experienced team of consultants can help you choose which to target and our agile mobile application development process lets you introduce multiple versions gradually as your ready.