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iOS still top draw for developers

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Appcelerator, a maker of cross-platform development tools, and research firm IDC polled more than 2,100 developers earlier this month to find that they still rank iOS as the top market for their work.

Ninety-one percent of the developers surveyed said they were “very interested” in creating apps for the iPhone, while 88% said the same for the iPad. These numbers have changed little for a year or more in Appecelerator’s tracking, notes “Computerworld” (http://macte.ch/E2YqO).

The numbers for Android phones and tablets trail the iPhone and iPad by eight and 20 points, respectively. However, the most recent survey found new interest in Amazon’s Kindle Fire and a “renewed, if weaker, focus on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7,” notes “Computerworld.”

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