RIM’s PlayBook Lags Behind iPad Despite Developer Interest: Survey

Developers are increasingly interested in Research In
Motion’s upcoming PlayBook platform, at least according to new survey data
posted by Appcelerator and research firm IDC. However, that same data suggests
the iPad and Android tablets continue to dominate developers’ attention.

Appcelerator and IDC surveyed some 2,235 Appcelerator
Titanium developers earlier in January on "perceptions surrounding mobile OS
priorities, feature priorities, and mobile development plans in 2011," according
to a note posted on Appcelerator’s Website

Based on 1,971 developers’ responses, the percentage "very
interested" in developing for the PlayBook platform has increased from 16
percent in September 2010 to 28 percent this month.
By contrast, interest in developing for the iPad rose from 84 percent to 87
percent during that same period. Interest in Android tablets bumped from 62
percent to 74 percent.

In other words, despite that accelerating interest in the
PlayBook, the platform continues to lag behind most competing tablets — except
for the still-hypothetical devices running Palm webOS, which placed last among
tablets with 16 percent "very interested."

For more, read the eWeek article: RIM’s PlayBook Attracting Developers, But Lags Behind iPad: Survey.

CIO Insight Staff
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