Global Carriers Unite for a Share of the Mobile App Economy

The 24-member Wholesale Applications Community today announced initial plans to create a carrier independent mobile handset application development and distribution platform. This will offer developers a chance to write an app and deploy across multiple handsets on different carriers — but is it really about money?

Why the WAC Is Whack

A consortium of two dozen mobile players is looking to create a single platform that will enable developers to create a single build of their apps for multiple handsets. It’s a worthy goal, but it’s one that’s doomed from the start.