There is a great deal of momentum behind the BeOS application development, and with the commercial shipment of the BeOS, we are seeing a steady stream of products being released.
We currently have nearly 5,000 active BeOS developers. Nearly 2,500 developers attended one of our developer conferences in 1997 or 1998, from at least 30 states and 14 different countries. 60% of our developers are working on totally new applications rather than ports of products available on other platforms.
Our developers are experienced and understand the limitations of other platforms: 47% have developed for Windows, 35% for Unix and 27% for the Mac OS (many developers have worked on multiple platforms).