iPad Apps: Maybe as Much as 44% Games
With the April 3 release of the new Apple iPad nearing, it seems that early adopters can be assured of a few popular apps right from the word go, particular in the gaming department. Flurry Analytics, a provider of a popular analytics software for mobile applications, has apparently been able to monitor traffic on iPhone OS 3.2 received from the developer iPads out in the wild. According to their data, an impressive 44% of the total iPad apps in development are games. Coming in 2nd and 3rd place are the vague “Entertainment” apps category at 14%, followed by Social Networking apps at 7%.
It should be noted that these numbers may or may not be legitimate, as Flurry was not clear on how it got its data. And, according to BusinessWeek, “The data is not a comprehensive look at all the apps that will be available for the iPad shortly after its launch…” So, what games you’ll be playing and how you’ll entertain yourself (however much we’d like to guess) is still unclear.
Still, if Flurry is anywhere near their mark, iPad users will probably getting their game on in some fashion come next Saturday.