The applications platform market is often a game of Tug of War. And Apple is pulling developers toward the iOS platform—and away from Android—really hard. According to a report from Flurry Analytics, Android project starts for the second quarter of 2011 account for just 28 percent of the market, down from 36 percent in the first quarter of this year. Apple iPhone/iPod touch project starts now account for 57 percent and iPad project starts have risen from 10 percent in the first quarter to 15 percent.
Much of the increase can be attributed to two things, says John Paczkowski at AllThingsD: the iPhone and iPad 2. The launch of the iPhone on Verizon’s network and the release of the iPad 2 have given developers plenty of room to play. Further, as Flurry’s Charles Newark-French notes, consumer adoption of tablets, which is also expected to increase, is a promising sign for developers that the market will continue to grow.
Still, Apple shouldn’t be content to rest on this news. In the long run, cost and revenues could be the deciding factors for developers.
Read more at AllThingsD.