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    May 28, 2012

    App Developer Survey: Almost half have a second job

    A survey of app developers recently conducted by Startapp reveals some interesting facts regarding the men and women creating the wonderful applications we use on an everyday basis. Nearly half of all app developers have a day job, while 32% of them are still working on their first application.

    Unfortunately, we have no idea how many people were contacted or how they were chosen for the survey. Some other (random) facts:

    • Samsung is the most popular smartphone manufacturer among app developers.
    • 66% of all app developers post their app on Amazon’s Appstore in addition to Google Play.
    • 63% of all app developers develop apps for Android, while only 37% develop apps for iOS.
    • 19% of all app developers live in the U.S.
    • 14% of all app developers play cricket.

    Check the infographic below for the full details:

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    • Anon

      If you though Facebook is prostituting you to advertisers, then just download an application developed with the StartApp SDK. It will give you a good idea of what it feels like to be pimped out to advertisers. Startapp pays developers every time someone downloads a free Android application – you have to wonder how that is possible. Installing any Startapp application will switch your default browser off and then your phone will use their search tool (installed on your home screen) as a browser. In this process all your personal information is sent to Startapp and they then start selling you to advertisers. That is the best case scenario. Who knows what else these guys may be up to with your information? I think that our love for free stuff, could very well be our own undoing. Privacy is not for the passive.