Developers also are cautiously optimistic about the upcoming Windows 8 platform, which features the Metro UI geared for tablet interfaces. Sixty-eight percent are interested in Windows 8 and find Metro compelling, the survey found, and 33% are interested in developing for Windows 8 tablets.
The currently available mobile OS from Microsoft, Windows Phone 7, did not fare well in the survey, which found declining interest in Windows Phone 7 devices. The number of developers "very interested" in these phones dropped to 25%. The number had been 37% in the first quarter of this year.
Also, cloud application development is catching on, with 64.2% of developers planning to implement mobile cloud services in their applications during the next year. Top services include push, social, user administration, photos, and status updates.
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