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Mobile analytics firm Flurry today released data showing the impact of the iPad on mobile application development in recent months, revealing that 22% of new applications starts registered with the company over the past 60 days have targeted the iPad. The data follows up on an earlier report just two weeks after the iPad's introduction that started to show the device's effect on developer interest.


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Flurry's data shows that the new arrival of the iPad and continued growth for iPhone/iPod touch applications have sent total new application starts skyrocketing to over 3,000 in March, with those devices accounting for nearly 90% of the total. Despite continued growth in developer interest for the Android platform, it has been unable to keep pace in terms of share, falling from 18% for 2009 to 10% over the past 60 days.

Article Link: Flurry: 22% of Recent Mobile Applications Starts Targeting iPad
 

iomar

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Wow, this is just amazing. I really want to get one of them for my self, but I do have an iphone and macbook pro. Should I still get it?
 
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alexk82

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i've been thinking about it myself

at first i didn't want one, but i'm thinking about it now that there is a netflix app. gotta play with it first
 
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ValSalva

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Well the iPad is a new platform of sorts. New platform, new apps. Unless developers thought it was going to fail miserably this kind of report is unsurprising.
 
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ValSalva

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I hope the iPhone doesn't get left behind...

I think this story represents catchup. The iPhone will still have a huge advantage in numbers over the iPad once the dust settles. Developers have to respect that.

My hope is that the Mac doesn't get left behind and that OS X doesn't get 'iPadified.'
 
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50548

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No surprise. It's where the money is.

The best OS, the best build quality, the best content, excellent pricing models, overwhelmingly positive reviews even for a first version...what else can be said? Mine is already ordered through a friend visiting the US...I just hope he'll be able to find an unit for me in the New Jersey area. ;)

NETBOOKS ARE DEAD. MS IS DEAD. GOOGLE IS DEAD. DELL IS DEAD. In fact, ALL Apple competitors are dead in the water by now.

The company whose doom was predicted by virtually all "pundits" NOW dictates what is successful in the world of IT, and will soon overtake bloated MS as the biggest personal electronics/IT company in the history of mankind.

Thank you for yet ANOTHER watershed event in the history of personal electronics, Apple!
 
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cvaldes

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Wow, this is just amazing. I really want to get one of them for my self, but I do have an iphone and macbook pro. Should I still get it?
I'm waiting at least a year and a half, for version 2.0 (probably a refurbished unit at that).

But in any case, in a couple of weeks, I'll swing by the local Apple Store and try to play with it. Some of these apps look really impressive.

I've already downloaded a few free iPad apps; I will continue to do so as I see reviews of good ones. The day I buy one, I won't have to hunt around. I have an iPod touch and already I've seen quite a few apps that I own rewritten for the iPad.
 
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powers74

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Long term

The amazing thing about Apple is that, while they have incredibly high quality products with such care and attention to detail in both hardware and software across their entire line, their long term strategy and big picture planning is second to none. Very rare.
 
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pagansoul

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I have a 3G/64GB on order but will I be able to resist the WiFi? I have told myself if I happen to come across a $500 iPad for sale I would buy it and send it to my mother when my 3G arrives. It's nice to have a good paying job and owe no money. Also I've been saving for this since the beginning of last year and thought I needed $1,500. I already spent $30 on Apps and over $70 on accessories.
 
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sishaw

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NETBOOKS ARE DEAD. MS IS DEAD. GOOGLE IS DEAD. DELL IS DEAD. In fact, ALL Apple competitors are dead in the water by now.
....

Thank you for yet ANOTHER watershed event in the history of personal electronics, Apple!

Now this is just flame-baiting. I can't wait to read the responses to this.
 
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*LTD*

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Now this is just flame-baiting. I can't wait to read the responses to this.

If this is indeed another iPod phenomenon, and some are saying it is, he'll be more or less correct. Beneath that hyperbole is a good dose of reality. Apple might very well and very easily run away with this market.
 
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Lesser Evets

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NETBOOKS ARE DEAD. MS IS DEAD. GOOGLE IS DEAD. DELL IS DEAD. In fact, ALL Apple competitors are dead in the water by now.

The company whose doom was predicted by virtually all "pundits" NOW dictates what is successful in the world of IT, and will soon overtake bloated MS as the biggest personal electronics/IT company in the history of mankind.

Thank you for yet ANOTHER watershed event in the history of personal electronics, Apple!

Bombasticfantastic!

But, let's wait and see how this thing actually works. It hasn't even been released yet. Somehow I doubt it will kill all competition, since they will do cheap and crappy versions in their own way by Christmas.
 
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darbus69

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way too much love...

in this posting today, and now the iPad will unite the world in happiness!:cool:
 
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Nausicaa

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Wow, that pie chart really is a visual demonstration of how awful it is to be locked into Apple's closed ecosystem. Only 89% of new apps are being developed for Apple platforms. Why would anyone want to be a part of that?? :confused:
 
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50548

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If this is indeed another iPod phenomenon, and some are saying it is, he'll be more or less correct. Beneath that hyperbole is a good dose of reality. Apple might very well and very easily run away with this market.

BTW, nice avatar, LTD..! ;) Does it mean that you'll be using your excellent iPad in the bath tub as well? :D
 
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