It’s getting harder to get an app to a device

More good conversation from "The Economics of Development" panel going on right now. Folks from Google, Qualcomm, Adobe and Microsoft are chatting about how to get apps to devices these days. It’s getting harder as there are more and more possible devices, configurations and platforms out there. Most of the panel agrees that over the next one to three years, we’ll see the tipping point for apps that are web-accessible as opposed to directly installed to your desktop, notebook or handheld.

I know I’ve been moving towards the cloud for apps and services, but so many people are disinclined to follow me there. For good reasons, I might add. In the next three years might some of the infrastucture challenges be addressed? I think so and so does this group. Thoughts?