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According to Appcelerator's latest developer survey, Google+ will have more impact on mobile growth than any other recent technology announcement, including Apple's iCloud. Throughout the report, it's clear that Google+ has caught the imagination of software developers, with 49% stating that Google+ features such as hangouts and circles beats Facebook in the innovation stakes. 

These surveys always provide an insight into the eternal iOS vs Android debate. When it comes to the enterprise, it seems that Android and iOS will have equal share. Most Applcelerator users are focussed in on the iPhone as their platform (91%) with the iPad as platform choice number two for 88% of developers. Of course, Android isn't far behind at 87% for phones, and 74% for tables. 

When it comes to cloud computing, iCloud looks like it could provide a healthy disruption. When  iCloud (51%) is just behind Amazon(50%), leaving Microsoft Azure in the shade at 20%

You can read more details of the Appcelerator developer survey here

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