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iPad Monomania Hits Mobile Developers

Of all new mobile app projects started in the past three months, 22 percent were intended for Apple’s (AAPL) iPad. This according to new research from mobile analysis firm Flurry Analytics, which claims the still-unreleased device has generated more interest among developers than Google’s (GOOG) Android and RIM’s (RIMM) BlackBerry platforms put together (see chart below; click to enlarge).

Over the last 60 days, Android’s share of new project starts has slipped to 10 percent from 18 percent, BlackBerry’s to one percent from four. Which is not to say that interest in these platforms is diminishing, just that enthusiasm for the iPad is running particularly high.

Quite simply, more developers are building more apps for the device. Indeed, the rush to develop for the iPad has even affected the iPhone, which, though it continues to rule the market, saw it’s share of app starts slip to 67 percent from 78 percent.

For mobile app developers, the iPad land rush has begun in earnest.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik