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Interesting article on developing software in the mobile bubble

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iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8? A coder’s guide

 

 

Interesting, not only for the ever amusing Apple baiting…

The only problem with writing software for iOS (the term for the operating system that iPhone and iPad both run on) is that the development toolset and language is … how to put this? … horrendously, absolutely awful.

The danger you have as a savvy, professional, 90-percenter software developer looking to build a cottage industry business in the world of app development is that if you come home after a busy day and you have a wife, three kids, a box-set of Battlestar Gallactica and/or The Wire to enjoy, you’re likely to run out of puff pretty quickly trying to get up to speed with iOS. Plus you’ll need a Mac, as you can only develop iOS applications on a Mac. Statistically it’s unlikely you have one of these either, so you’ll need some sort of disposable budget.

…but also on the speculation that in 18 months time there will be lots of business tablets running Windows 8.

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September 17, 2011 at 9:23 am

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Android to power 50% smartphones: Gartner – The Times of India

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Android to power 50% smartphones: Gartner – The Times of India.

Android to hit 50% before the end of 2012, iOS just retains 2nd this year, but slips behind Microsoft in 2015 as the Nokia relationship bears fruit.

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April 19, 2011 at 8:00 am

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Development Platforms for Mobile Applications: Status and Trends

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In-depth analysis of current mobile development platforms.

InfoQ: Development Platforms for Mobile Applications: Status and Trends.

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March 30, 2011 at 7:45 am

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Did Google Arm Its Own Enemies With Android?

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Did Google Arm Its Own Enemies With Android?:

Interesting perspective on the future of Android.

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March 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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Mozilla Plans A “Mobile Device Independent” App Store

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March 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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Intel launches FPGA-equipped Atom

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Intel launches FPGA-equipped Atom:

Mobile and embedded markets set to get a lot more interesting…

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March 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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AMD joins Intel’s MeeGo OS effort

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AMD joins Intel’s MeeGo OS effort:

In an effort to expand software compatibility for its upcoming Fusion chips, Advanced Micro Devices on Monday joined rival Intel’s efforts to develop the open-source MeeGo OS.

Intel and Nokia in February announced MeeGo, which is a lightweight OS designed for low-power computers, handhelds and embedded devices. Development efforts are being managed by The Linux Foundation.

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March 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm

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