Category Archives: Mobile

Martin Fowler has an interesting presentation on the development of mobile applications and conundrum of the various platforms.

I like this quote from Giles Alexander from Thoughtworks:

“Mobile is the new web: in 2000 businesses were realizing that the future of commerce and customer relations was on the just-exploding web. In a few years time, web commerce had eclipsed traditional off-line commerce. Mobile commerce is currently a fraction of web commerce. But in a few years time it will, in turn, eclipse traditional web commerce.”

What struck me was slide 17 that stated: “The choice between native apps and webapp is essentially between user-experience and affordability”

It will be interesting to see what develops as iOs and Android dominate the market, will Windows make inroads. What about Blackberry? Then there is also the web. How does that all fit in? I guess the consumer will decide.

As a developer, where do I put my skills and learning?