On App Developers and Going Android-First

Marco Arment, responding to a story claiming developers are increasingly prioritizing Android over iOS:

The likely truth is that there is no noticeably shifting trend of developers choosing Android first because of its market share, or choosing iOS first because of its profit share, because that’s not how developers choose. Most developers with the authority to choose their platform will choose whichever one they use and like best.

If there was really a shift occurring toward Android-first, a significant number of iOS developers would be switching teams, developing for Android first and probably switching to Android as their carry OS. But of every iOS developer I know — and I know a lot — only one is choosing that path.

(Emphasis Marco's.)

Be sure to read the first footnote at the end of the piece.