Of 3,000 mobile app projects begun in the past 90 days, 67% were for iPhones, 22% for iPads
Four things worth noting about the pie charts issued overnight by Flurry Analytics, which has been monitoring new project starts since the iPad was announced — 3,000 in all — on the mobile platforms it supports. (The first chart shows 2009’s pre-iPad averages.)
- In the past 90 days, developers have begun more new projects for Apple’s (AAPL) iPad (22%) than for Google’s (GOOG) Android and Research in Motion’s (RIMM) BlackBerry combined.
- The percentage of new projects begun for the iPhone (67%) still dwarfs the share being developed for the iPad — by roughly three to one.
- Although Android’s share (10%) is smaller now than it was in 2009 (18%), the number of new apps being written for Android devices has actually increased. According to Flurry, 300 new Android projects were begun in March, up 50% from February. To fairly represent the rapidly growing market for mobile apps, the size of the second pie should dwarf the first.
- That thin green sliver representing new BlackBerry projects should be labeled 1% — down from 4% in 2009. That’s not good news for RIM.
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