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Android: The Long Term Bet

Posted by Bob Warfield on June 24, 2010

Fascinating news from a recent Appcelerator survey of 2700 mobile developers:

– The long term bet among these developers is Android

– Apple is a short term bet, mostly because it’s a hot platform now.

– The reason is open-ness and cross-platform portability

The really interesting thing is that a lot of Apple’s problems are self-inflicted.  They could be a lot more open and trustworthy, but they’re not acting like Switzerland

It isn’t too late for them to change, but it looks like they have a lot of trust to rebuild.  Is Jobs capable of listening?

Adobe, this is good news for you too.  Your Flash/Flex platform offers the best cross-platform compatibility out there, except that it doesn’t run on Apple’s platforms.  Follow my 7-step plan and prevail as Android comes into its own.

3 Responses to “Android: The Long Term Bet”

  1. schlafly said

    This is the Apple v. Microsoft battle of the 1980s all over again. Apple wants tight control over its market. That can be a very successful and profitable strategy. But it cannot win. As long as Android is comparable to the iPhone OS and is available without restrictions on manufacturers, carriers, and developers, it is likely to take over the market. Just like DOS/Windows.

    I think that Adobe should hire you. They have a really strong position with Flash, but they could be blowing it.

  2. […] man, don’t get me started on Adobe. I love Flex. I really do, and keep beating Apple and Steve Jobs about the head and shoulders over their capricious obstinacy towards all things […]

  3. […] man, don’t get me started on Adobe. I love Flex. I really do, and keep beating Apple and Steve Jobs about the head and shoulders over their capricious obstinacy towards all things […]

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