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Stalking the Billion-Footed Mobile App Developer Beast

One of the primary cues I used two years ago when going short RIMM was the sliding developer interest in the Blackberry platform. Where did I see that? Well, it was partly anecdotal – from developers I know and trust, plus from startups I’ve invested in or talk to – but it was also the excellent quarterly IDC mobile app developer survey.

The latest version of the IDC Appcelerator survey is out, and the findings are, as always, interesting.

IDC survey

First up, interest in the Blackberry platform continues to fall, while developer interest in Apple remains unsurprisingly high. The former is, of course, more than a litte hard to square with the following graph i tweeted today.

RIMM vs AAPL

Let’s leave that aside. What’s more interesting is the stubborn middling level of interest...

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