If the iPad's early success could be measured by the number of new applications that will support the platform, it should do just fine, according to a new report from research company Flurry.
Flurry is an analytics company for mobile-app developers, helping to track industry trends. Based on the number of developers that have integrated Flurry's tracking code into their apps, the latest shift in the market shows new application starts for the iPhone surged in January, reaching unprecedented levels.
According to the data, January's iPhone application starts almost tripled those recorded for December. This, says Flurry, is the largest spike in its tracking history on any mobile platform, with over 1,600 app starts.
Google's Android mobile platform was closing the gap on Apple's iPhone OS, but the renewed interest in developing apps for the iPhone OS, pulled Apple into the lead again. Flurry said the reason for the surge is clear: it's the iPad. … Read more