Based on a
recently released survey conducted at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple says that developers are supporting its next generation operating system. In fact, Apple says that more than 50 percent of developers that attended the show will release a product for Mac OS X within the next six months.
According to the survey, 29 percent of developers plan to release Mac OS X software within one to three months and 26 percent will to release a product within four to six months.
The percentage of developers supporting Mac OS X jumps to 75 percent when asked if they would release Mac OS X compatible software within the next year.
Apple says that a large percentage of developers were using Java and Objective C as their programming language — the exact percentage of these developers was not released. One-third of the developers surveyed were using Apple’s Project Builder IDE as their development tool of choice. Project Builder ships with Mac OS X and is also available from Apple’s Developer Web site.
Other findings of the survey include: three out of four Mac OS platform developers surveyed are currently writing applications that are able to take advantage of Mac OS X native features; and 35 percent of professional developers who intend to create new products or new versions of existing Mac OS products say they plan to use the Cocoa frameworks.