Since Apple introduced the iPad in late January, Flurry Analytics (http://www.flurry.com/) — a cross-platform mobile application analytics provider — says it’s noticed a significant spike in developer support, indicating early excitement for the promise of the device.
As April 3 draws near, developers continue to develop for the iPad at a fever pitch. Today Apple added a toggle switch to its online iTunes store that allows consumers to view apps available specifically developed for the iPad. About 2,000 iPad apps were listed upon Flurry’s initial count.
Comparing the two pie charts from Flurry, the first notable difference is that iPad made up 22% of new projects starts within Flurry over the last 60 days. In March, over 3,000 unique applications were created within Flurry. A second point of interest is that Android’s share of new project starts has decreased from 18% to 10%.
However, it shouldn’t be concluded that Android developer support is on the decline, say the folks at Flurry. In fact, the opposite is true, as they count approximately 300 new Android projects in March, which represents a 50% increase over February.
Android’s percent has declined because iPhone and iPad growth is increasing at a rate faster than that of Android. In short, more developers are building more apps. The total pie is growing significantly, month over month.