According to mobile analytics provider Flurry the release of Motorola's eagerly-anticipated Android 2.0 smartphone the “Droid” has provoked renewed interest in application development for Google's smartphone OS.
Apparently, new Android development projects have increased some 94 percent since news of the more powerful Google handset leaked out. Games developers, in particular, have shown far more interest, in part due to the fact that developers now have access to Bluetooth connectivity (for multiplayer connections) and support for HTML5, which will allow browser-based web games to behave much more like downloaded apps.
“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 Simon Khalaf. Developers who used to develop only for iPhone are now adding Android applications to their line up in record numbers.”