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Distimo April Report

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Distimo have a new report that compares the various App stores. 
Extrapolating current numbers, Distimo predicts the Google Android Market "to have only 40,000 applications less than the Apple App Store for iPhone by the end of June 2011, and will close the remaining gap before the end of July 2011."


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PhoneGap Build Initial Impressions

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Over the weekend, I gained access to the PhoneGap Build beta. As previously mentioned, it allows building of apps via a web interface rather than having the respective SDKs and PhoneGap on your desktop PC. I gave it a try. Here are some observations…

It’s currently working for Android, Palm, Symbian, BlackBerry but not […]

What Mobile Platform? Consider the Market

Friday, July 30th, 2010

People often ask me what mobile platforms they should support. My Mobile Development Primer lists the main considerations…

Geography - Some platforms are more popular in some countries than others
Capability - Some platforms can’t do some things
Demographics – e.g. Some platforms are used more by enterprise than consumers
Your Capability - What can you program and have […]

Vision Mobile’s Mobile Developer Economics 2010

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

If you haven’t done so already, I’d take a look at Vision Mobile’s Mobile Developer Economics 2010 sponsored by Telefonica.
One thing I should say is that the term ‘developers’ is a bit misleading in all of this. Mobile developers are driven (employed by) by handset OEMs, carriers, companies, brands, marketing agencies etc. so the economic […]

Branded Mobile Applications

Monday, November 9th, 2009

If you are interested in how applications are being used to promote brands then you might be interested in Johnny’s spreadsheet. It lists current iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Palm applications that explicitly promote a brand.
Notable by their absence in this study are Symbian applications. In other news there’s a rumour that Samsung will be dropping […]

One Device Easy, Subsequent Devices Difficult

Friday, May 8th, 2009

I have previously written how easy it is for new entrants to the device market to create the first device but increasingly difficult to maintain compatibility and multiple versions of an OS over time. It seems that both Google and Apple are starting to feel these pains and are passing them on to developers.
A few […]

Phone Market Share

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

A recurring theme in many feasibility studies I do is what devices to support. This depends on factors such as what geographic region(s) you wish to distribute, the technical requirements of your application and the currently popular devices.
The latter, the current device market, can be difficult to quantify. Here are some free sources I tend […]

Handango Yardstick H1 2008

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Handango have just released their Yardstick for the first half of 2008.
The Handango press release says…
"Palm OS has not released any new devices in 2008 and therefore, Palm OS devices have fallen out of the top 10 list of smartphones adding content."
and… […]