Android app project starts grow 94% in one month

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Android application project starts increased 94 percent between September and October according to mobile in-application analytics provider Flurry, a leap attributed to Verizon Wireless' upcoming launch of Motorola's Android Droid smartphone. "Flurry market data shows that Android continues to gain interest from application developers, and that iPhone is no longer the only game in town," said Flurry president and chief officer Simon Khalaf in a prepared statement. "Developers who used to develop only for iPhone are now adding Android applications to their lineup in record numbers." Citing research issued earlier this month by Gartner, Flurry adds that more than 75 million Android-powered devices are expected to ship in 2012.

Flurry collects analytics data from over two thirds of Android-based smartphones--since the firm launched Android support in January 2009, more than 500 developers have embedded its analytics solution across more than 1,500 Android applications, tracking a combined 100 million-plus end user sessions to date.

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