BobbyeM71hxwiPad Launch Lights Fuse on Apple App Development

Today we received a tip from Apple, telling us that a San Francisco-based mobile app tracking analyst group called Flurry had been charting dvelopments for the Android and iPhone OSes, said the firm.

According to the firm, Android’s steady new application growth over the second half of 2009 closed the gap against the iPhone, reaching as many as one out of every three new applications starts within Flurry for December, the recent spike in Apple iPad support has swung the pendulum back in Apple’s favor to a level not seen at Flurry in six months.

For iPad, unprecedented surge in support for iPad is a positive early indicator for its commercial potential, Flurry adds. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the iPhone OS saw a surge after the iPad announcement. Developers are always happy to get a shiny new piece of hardware to play with. And, by most accounts, the additional real estate that the iPad provides is an enormous asset. There’s also just naturally bound to be excitement surrounding any new Apple announcement for the foreseeable future.

Here, question is what, if any, affect Android tablets have had on the numbers. The devices were all over the place at CES, but, not surprisingly, have failed to capture the public’s attention in the same manner at the iPad.

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