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Apple iCloud Gaining Popularity among Developers

A new mobile developer survey has revealed that developer interest in Apple’s iCloud has risen significantly in the last quarter, almost matching that of Amazon’s cloud.

According to a survey of 1,125 mobile developers conducted by Appcelerator and IDC, half of mobile developers are planning to connect to Apple’s iCloud platform in the next year or so. Meanwhile around 51 percent developers were interested in developing on Amazon’s Cloud platform.

Microsoft’s Azure platform and VMWare’s platform came behind Apple and Amazon, with 20 percent developers interested in them.

Apple’s cloud computing platform has gained massive popularity with the developers within two months of its launch. The platform has been open for developers for some time now and that seems to be the reason behind the popularity.

“The (survey) write-ins were pointing more toward this notion that iCloud will be extremely easy to implement. Unlike Amazon, which basically requires you to build everything...the working assumption is that I can focus on my application more and worry about syncing and cloud connectivity less through the Apple iCloud service,” Appcelerator's VP of marketing Scott Schwarzhoff told CNET.

The survey also revealed that Google+ is also gaining popularity among users, with around 72 percent claiming to use Google+ API in their applications in the next 12 to 18 months.