Windows 10 Developer Adoption Soars to 1.3M+: Survey
A recent Evans Data survey shows that developer adoption of Windows 10 has grown more that 645 percent in the last six months.Windows 10 adoption is on the rise and not only among consumers and not only is Microsoft saying so. According to Evans Data, developers are adopting Windows 10 at a rapid pace. The Evans Data study indicates that the number of developers using Windows 10 has increased more than 645 percent in the last six months, going from 198,000 in the late spring of this year to over 1.4 million today. The number of developers targeting Windows 10 also has jumped significantly and currently stands at over 3.7 million, according to the market research firm’s study. However, the study does not differentiate how many of the developers adopting Windows 10 are existing users and how many are net new Windows developers taking an interest in the latest version of the operating system. “Developer adoption is key to the success of any platform,” said Al Hilwa, an analyst with IDC. “We have seen great interest from developers skilled in .NET and other traditional desktop developers in refurbishing existing apps or building new ones. I estimate the level of engaged developers in Windows 10 today is around 1 million. I would estimate that a half of these are multi-platform oriented.”
The study, which combines an exhaustive developer population model with the results of Evans Data’s biannual Global Development Survey also provides fresh population data for the four major regions: North America, APAC, EMEA, and Latin America, and for more than 40 countries. Population numbers for adoption of the hottest tech areas also are included.