Over the last three years, the mobile application development has shifted from being network operator controlled to controlled by the handset vendors. The iPhone and Apple’s Application Store have fundamentally changed the mobile industry.
By providing simple and easy to use development environment and encouraging the development of useful applications, Apple created a market for mobile data services that is now the benchmark for the mobile industry. Since Apple launched the App Store in July 2008, iPhone applications have been downloaded more than 800 million times and there are now more than 65,000 iPhone apps available in the iPhone store.
Due to Apple’s success, handset manufacturers and mobile operators are now following suit in an attempt to replicate Apple’s success and capitalize on the growing consumer demand for mobile data services.
Mind Commerce has evaluated the trends in the mobile application development sector, comparing and contrasting application development/stores from a feature perspective and forecasts what platforms will be successful in the marketplace and why. To find out more, go to thse links: