Two weeks away, still no SDK: Windows Phone 8 teeters on the edge of failure

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.

Two weeks away, still no SDK: Windows Phone 8 teeters on the edge of failure

Developers On iPhone 5: Redesigning Apps Not Hard, But Also Not Trivial

Still easier than developing for Android apparently.

Developers On iPhone 5: Redesigning Apps Not Hard, But Also Not Trivial

Apple now provides online tool to report App Store ripoffs

Apple now provides online tool to report App Store ripoffs

Opening links in Chrome for iOS

Google is showing developers how to make links from their apps, open in Chrome for iOS as default.

Daring Fireball

Developers loosing interest in Blackberry too.

BGR

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…

Video: Microsoft Surface Keynote

I miss Ballmer going DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS!!!

Four Years of the App Store.

MacStories

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.

Survey: Android programmers shifting toward Web apps.

 

Cnet:

Our thought is a lot of developers are unhappy with the fragmentation of the platform as well as the fragmentation of the monetization platform. Those things make it very difficult if you’re a developer to make money on Android. It’s the versions of the OS and the devices themselves–screen size, feature sizes, even skins that device manufacturers have put on top of that…

It’s a tough line for them to walk. They want to have an open OS, but openness means they’re going to have fragmentation.

For customers it means choice, for developers it’s a nightmare.