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A day before Steve Jobs uncloaked the Apple iPad - a tablet that doesn't multitask - Appcelerator told the world that its Titanium web-code-meets-local-app development kit would embrace the long-awaited Apple device. In the two days since, over 1,000 developers have downloaded the kit and registered to use it.

Prior to the Jobsian launch, Appcelerator conducted a poll of its existing developers indicating that 90 per cent intended to build an app for the iPad within the coming year. Of the 554 developers polled, 58 per cent said they were "very interested" in building for the iPad, which put the new device behind only the iPhone and Google's Android platform.

Yesterday, Apple released a beta version of its iPhone SDK that supports the iPad, but the new device will also run existing apps built for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch.

Titanium offers myriad desktop and mobile APIs accessible from common web languages, including JavaScript, Python, Ruby on Rails, html, and CSS. Currently, you can use such languages to build native runtimes for Windows, Linux, and Mac desktops and notebooks; iPhones; and Android handsets. And Appcelerator now says that in February, it will offer new APIs for the iPad.

The company says it already has an Titanium test suite running in an iPad simulator. ®

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