Developers Show Strong Interest In iPad

The majority (80%) of developers are very interested in building an iPad app with in the first year of its launch, according to new findings from Appcelerator.

When asked about overall interest in iPad as a development platform, 53% responded that they were ‘very interested’—third behind iPhone and Android. As a point of reference, Amazon Kindle, surveyed for the first time, has only 12% of developers claiming a similar level of interest in its recently announced SDK.

Increased competition among mobile platforms shows that Android (81% very interested in the platform) is closing in on iPhone (87%), while Blackberry (43%) and Windows Phone (34%) have doubled and nearly tripled their developer interest numbers, respectively, in just two months.

Developers cited eBooks, entertainment/media applications, business applications, medical applications, and education applications as likely apps for the iPad.

By Mike Sachoff

Mike is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.

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