In February, two weeks after Apple unveiled the iPad, Flurry Analytics (http://www.flurry.com/) — a cross-platform mobile application analytics provider — says there’s been a dramatic upturn in the number of developers installing its analytics tools in new apps for the iPhone OS (which the iPad uses).
As reported by “Fortune” (http://brainstormtech.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/03/15/flurry-new-apps-up-185-post-ipad/), the company took a look at February’s data and found that the pace of new development 00 “the single sharpest spike in Flurry history,” in its words — continued nearly unabated. In fact, the number of new iPhone OS projects started in Flurry after the iPad announcement shot up 187%.
“Over six weeks since Apple announced the iPad, Flurry continues to measure a significant increase in iPhone OS new application starts within its system,” writes Peter Farago of Flurry. “We continue to attribute this growth to excitement generated by the impending launch of iPad, now set for April 3 in the U.S. A large proportion of the applications we are seeing are custom version of existing applications tailored for the iPad.”