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If you were writing an app to sell, what platform do you feel would make you the most money?

Survey period: 16 Feb 2014 to 2 Mar 2014

For those looking for the "fortune" part of the Fame and Fortune that comes with being a software developer.

Windows Phone663.77
Windows 7 and below20511.72
Windows 8+1639.32
Custom or niche platforms (eg medical equipment)1206.86
I don't write apps for cash1528.69

GeneralRe: Apps on Windows 7 Pin
John M. Drescher17-Feb-14 4:51
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musefan18-Feb-14 5:44
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GeneralCash?!?!?!? Pin
♥…ЯҠ…♥16-Feb-14 21:52
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Marco Bertschi17-Feb-14 3:28
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Marco Bertschi17-Feb-14 6:09
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Rutvik Dave16-Feb-14 19:49
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CDP180216-Feb-14 20:04
CDP180216-Feb-14 20:04 
Rutvik Dave wrote:
It's crazy how we have changed the definition of an 'App' nowadays. I always
thought App means Software (but sounds cooler since Apple has popularized it).
Smile | :)

Yes, every word becomes much cooler when everybody and his dog use it in any correct or incorrect context. The peak of coolness is reached as soon as the marketing drones smear the word all over the place. In this case it's not even a word. It's just a something like a grunt.

The marketing drones were quite successful in making 'app' the short form for 'primitive little program that runs on a toy device and usually serves no purpose' *. It's like calling someone's horse a donkey.

Edit: * Which is also the reason why buyers are willing to pay a buck or less for it.
The language is JavaScript. that of Mordor, which I will not utter here

I hold an A-7 computer expert classification, Commodore. I'm well acquainted with Dr. Daystrom's theories and discoveries. The basic design of all our ship's computers are JavaScript.

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