According to a survey from Appcelerator and IDC, Android may be the go-to OS for developers in the future. That doesn’t sound all that surprising as hoards of Android devices continue to hit market, but as of right now, the OS still has has some growing up to do.
This survey was taken by 2,300 developers who use Appcelerator’s Titanium cross-platform compiler to develop Android and iOS applications from the same piece of code. Android held the top spot when it came to the OS with the “best long-term outlook” with 59% of devs choosing the Google mobile OS, opposed to iOS which which was chosen by 35% of devs. But what about right now? Well, right now things don’t look as good for Android, as three out of four developers chose iOS as the best “near-term outlook” and I think it’s really hard to argue with that. Developers also chose iOS as the best revenue opportunity for the time being. That last part is really important, don’t discount it.（source：into mobile）