Wow.  According to the latest stats from Flurry – one of the world’s largest providers of mobile apps analytics – over the last 60 days no less than 89% of new app project starts are aimed at the iPhone OS.  67% are for the iPhone and 22% for the iPad. Admittedly these numbers are probably […]
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Crazy iPhone Numbers: Massive Developer Support

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Wow.  According to the latest stats from Flurry – one of the world’s largest providers of mobile apps analytics – over the last 60 days no less than 89% of new app project starts are aimed at the iPhone OS.  67% are for the iPhone and 22% for the iPad.

Admittedly these numbers are probably at a real peak during these last 60 days, as that coincides with the time that has passed since the iPad was first announced.

I’ve always tended to think of iPhone as a computing platform – and I think statistics like these show the enormous power of the platform as well as how strong the developer support for it continues to be.  Apps are one of the biggest selling points for any great mobile platform, and it’s great to see this level of support for iPhone.

Here’s a little slice of Flurry’s blog post on these numbers, highlighting the overall growth of mobile apps:

Comparing the two pie charts, 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 should not be concluded that Android developer support is on the decline. In fact, the opposite is true, as we 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. A final note is that relative support for Blackberry continues to diminish. While not shown in the chart, we calculate 1% share for Blackberry over the last 60 days, down from 4% for the whole of 2009. 

For lots more detail on this, check out the Flurry blog:

http://blog.flurry.com/bid/31825/iPad-Developer-Support-Continues-to-Soar

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