Given a choice, just about everyone will take the newer, bigger, and better of two things. So it should come as no surprise that developer interest in tablets is high, with AppTank indicating that developers are creating plenty of apps for the iPad and Android tablets.
That doesn’t mean everyone’s given up on smartphones, but a noticeable shift appears to have taken place, at least. An official statement from AppTank reported, “[T]he results of a global survey show that app developers are going to be developing an average 6.5 apps for tablets in 2011, which is almost twice as many as last year.”
Kayvon Olomi, the founder of AppTank, then said, “Since the launch of the second generation iPad, we have noticed higher submission rates of projects than what we have been trending in the months leading up to its release. It’s amazing to see how quickly businesses and individuals are adapting to these devices and applying them to their every day life.”
Developers might be smart to be putting their apps out sooner rather than later, too. Even if they’re ahead of consumers in adoption, that’s better than being behind them and letting other devs get all the early buzz.
Tablets are liable to become more and more popular, after all, as prices come down and their abilities increase.