Appcelerator/IDC Developer Interest: Apple iCloud & Google+ Near Dead Heat. Facebook Still King

ReadWriteWeb took a look at Appcelerator/IDC’s developer report for July 2011 and noted that:

Mobile Developers See More Promise in Google Plus than iCloud

But, wait a minute. Let’s take a look at what people actually responded to the question: What will impact the growth and adoption of mobile the most? Here are the results:

– Google+: 25%
– Apple iCloud: 22%
– Near-Field Communication: 18%
– iOS 5 Twitter Integration: 14%
– Android Patent Issues: 13%
– Amazon Android Tablet Rumors: 6%
– HP TouchPad Launch: 2%

The difference between those who choose Google+ compared to Apple iCloud is very small. And, if you consider iOS 5 Twitter integration part of Apple’s larger cloud strategy, I’d say the two are at least dead even with, perhaps, a tilt towards Apple.

And, what about the 800 pound social gorilla, Facebook?

– Two-thirds of respondents believe that Google can catch up to Facebook in social with Google+
– 83% of developers using social in their apps say they use or are planning to use Facebook this year

Facebook is not going to be dumped into a social trash heap anytime soon.

You can find the full report at:

Appcelerator/IDC Mobile Developer Report, July 2011