Canalys reports the mobile app gap is still big when it comes to Windows Phone and BlackBerry offering the top titles. But a closer look at the stores shows some skewed results. Ultimately, only you can determine the best app store for your needs.
Samsung plans to move aggressively into the mobile enterprise in 2013, targeting businesses and users that were once dominated by Research In Motion. The world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones could be a winner if meets a few crucial challenges.
Verizon Wireless said it will begin to close the branded app store it launched more than three years ago. The move will end an effort that demonstrated once again how carriers often fail to innovate or add value when it comes to mobile data services.
The debate over whether the future of mobile data lies in native applications vs. Web-based offerings is often depicted as a Darwinian contest where only one will survive. But the truth is much more complex than some pundits would have you believe.
Amazon is the most noteworthy of a small army of new app distributors that are hoping to compete with Google’s Android Market. Here are a few other companies that should consider joining the field and capitalizing on Android’s runaway success.
Amazon last week launched a developer program in advance of its opening of a store for Android apps. The move underscores the opportunities that exist for third parties looking to distribute apps to users of Google’s mobile operating system.