This trend is also reflected on GitHub:
There are about 800 million Windows 10 devices installed in the world, and roughly 800,000 apps in the Windows Store. That’s radically under-counting the number of apps that work on Windows, though. Windows app distribution was dominated by direct downloads a long time before the concept of official app stores became popular, and Windows 10 will happily run apps written for previous versions of windows. It’s possible Windows will run as many as 35 million apps — written in a variety of languages, dominated by C, C++, Visual Basic .NET, and C#.
Java is another top contender for the most used programming language by virtue of the fact that it’s the native language for the most popular mobile computing platform in the world, Android. Want to write a native app for an Android phone? It will almost certainly be written in Java and be installed from the Android store.
Want to write a native app for iOS? There are about 1.8 million apps in the Apple store, most of which are written in Objective C or Swift. That’s two languages competing for dominance on the 2nd most popular mobile computing platform in the world.
Even if we decimate the web numbers again, the web platform would still be bigger than Android and iOS combined:
But this is getting a little ridiculous now, because the most popular apps today are things like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Uber, and games that compile for multiple platforms (e.g., Fortnite), rather than a lot of native Windows apps. Interesting trend: Most of these have web versions, and some can’t be found in the Microsoft Store.
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