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Developer Support for iPad Spikes

Flurry, the analytics firm for mobile applications, has released an updated snapshot of iPad developer activities.

Flurry’s Peter Farago broke it down on the Flurry blog.

“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 8%.”

However, Farago cautions against concluding that Android development is falling off.

“Android’s percent has declined because iPhone and iPad growth is increasing at a rate faster than that of Android.”

He also notes that Blackberry development is down, with only 1% of developers tackling that device, down from 4% in 2009. This is within the Flurry system of developers, it is worth noting.

The following graphic consists of “averages taken across 2009 vs. the last 60 days.”

The take-away, in addition to the current spike of popularity for the iPad among developers, is the fact that “(t)he total pie is growing significantly, month over month.”

Mobile continues to be a growth industry, as ReadWriteWeb has observed a number of times.

Update: A typo in the Flurry report indicated that “Android’s share of new project starts has decreased from 18% to 8%.” It should, reflecting the graphic, say that it had “decreased from 18% to 10%.”

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