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November 15, 2011

Developer Interest On Kindle Fire Apps On The Rise

It seems that even before the Kindle Fire even hits the market, it is drawing considerable interest from developers, according to an IDC poll of 2,160  developers. Its essential for  Amazon to have a large Mobile developer base  for the  Kindle Fire .  The App developers are the  main distribution channels that can make or break " Amazon tablet".  For  a long term life in the tablet market,it's going to need developers building apps for its tablets  (

Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 2,160 Appcelerator Titanium developers from November 2-3, 2011 on perception ssurrounding mobile OS trends and priorities.

In North America, the Kindle Fire edges out the Galaxy Tab, while Samsung ranks higher than Amazon in Europe and considerably higher in Asia. Findings reveal that Amazon’s new Kindle Fire edged Samsung Galaxy Tab as the leading Android Tablet in North America, on par with interest for the iPad prior to its launch in April 2010,and second only to the Galaxy Tab globally with developers.

The Fire is second behind the Galaxy Tab as the Android tablet developers are most interested in doing work for. Not a huge endorsement considering how weak the Android tablet app market is, but IDC says the level of interest is equal to what Apple had with the iPad pre-launch.