Alex Bergo: Well other things that might affect developers: erratic approval process for apps (sink $40k into development and then have Jobs go nuts on your app..check the EULA it really is crazy even if they did lower the dev. fee), long approval process (trying to convert your investment into money is a gamble). Look at opera, by far, IMO, the better mobile browser. They have no idea when or if their app will be "approved" by Jobs : http://my.opera.com/community/countup/index.dml Insanity. Lets say you wanted to create an app, small company, devote 3 months into developing. How much time can you afford before you have to convert?These are excellent points, although it should be noted that Opera was just approved. Apple's arbitrary and ever changing policies are definitely a serious issue.
You mean like I did in the next sentence, "This may change with the rise of Android." ;-)No I mean as in where, what are how are they dominant. Obviously they are not dominant everywhere. :-)
Yes, but handset marketshare isn't particularly relevant. What matters to developers is the size of the market for apps. In this area Apple is clearly dominant. iPhone App sales are projected to exceed $1 billion this year and the download count recently passed 3 billion. Do you think RIM will see numbers like these for apps? Not a chance. Android might in 2011.
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