Flurry: 22% of Recent Mobile Applications Starts Targeting iPad

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.

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.