Windows Phone 8 looks like a great mobile OS (despite the freaking stupid name), but they need apps, apps, apps. You won’t get Android or iOS users to jump ship unless they can get the apps they want or need.
Still easier than developing for Android apparently.
A recent survey from Baird Equity Research suggests that RIM’s slide isn’t just a trend among consumers and enterprise customers, however — developers are losing faith with as well. The firm surveyed 200 developers and found that, on a scale of 1 to 10, their outlook for the BlackBerry 10 OS fell from 6.1 in the second quarter last year and 4.6 in the first quarter of 2012 to 3.8 in the second quarter. Their outlook on BlackBerry 7 slid as well, from 3.8 to 2.8. [BGR]
Nothing left to say…
I miss Ballmer going DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS!!!
What Apple has done with the App Store is something amazing and in most respects unprecedented. Before the App Store, there were apps for mobile devices, but things were clunky and developers and apps few and far between. Four years later everyone has an app store with varying degrees of success, and the app economy has been born. Go to MacStories and read the article, it’s a very nice piece.