October 9, 2009 by Bernard Leong
You have probably read the recent article “A Guide for Mobile-Web Developers to Smartphone Apps Stores” which was partly inspired from a talk I presented at 16th Infocomm & Media Horizons, Genexis Theatre, Fusionopolis on 7 Oct. Ever since the launch of the iPhone, the iTunes platform has brought together the mobile and web developers into the same space of development. How does the developer navigate in such a space filled with apps stores: Apple iTunes Store, Nokia Ovi Store, Google Android Market, BlackBerry (RIM) Apps World and Microsoft Windows Marketplace? This talk addresses the trends and observations in the current market (mobile & web penetration, user usage on both mobile and web), and seeks to provide a perspective as to where the roadmap for the mobile-web economy will head towards. It also talks about the three main lessons which developers should learn about the ecosystem.