We avoided mentioning this survey earlier today due to the traditional “lies, damn lies, and statistics!” problem I have with surveys that lack any details of how they were preformed. The latest one from Baird Equity Research (via AllThingsD) questioned 4,300 developers interest and long term outlook for different platforms. Their results of their survey point to RIM losing mind share with developers for both current generation BlackBerry and BlackBerry 10 development.
RIM’s head of developer relations, Alec Saunders, has thankfully taken the stand on the official BlackBerry developer blog to refute these findings. He throws around details about RIM’s vendors in App World growing 157% and PlayBook apps growing by 15,000 since January 1st of this year. He also showed that BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour has been at capacity or oversold in many of the 23 cities around the world.
Check out the full details here from Alec Saunders. Personally I know devs are really excited about BlackBerry 10 especially with the greatly improved toolset and access they are getting from RIM. If you are a dev let us know what you have been working on!