If ever so slightly, developer enthusiasm over the iPad appears to be waning, according to two comparable studies conducted by Appcelerator, a maker of cross-platform development tools. In a
survey of more than 1,000 developers conducted earlier this month, 80% of the respondents said that they are very interested in building an application for the Apple tablet in the next year.
In a similar study conducted two months ago, meanwhile, 90% of the respondents said they were very interested in building an iPad app. Appcelerator attributes the decline to a realization on the part of developers that the iPad lacks critical multitasking features, as well as a camera. Of the developers who were polled, 53% said they were "very interested" in the iPad as a development platform -- down from 58% in January.