7 of 10 Apps Developed for Apple First

7 of 10 Apps Developed for Apple First

Since the Android platform was launched as an open approach to development vs. Apples closed system the two platforms have been competing head to head. Yet, according to Flurry, of 100 Apps being developed 69 are first developed for Apple’s IOS vs. 31 for Google OS.

 Mobile App Consultant J.R. Atkins comments on Mobile Apps Starts

Among the reasons iOS appears more attractive to developers is the dominance by Apple in the tablet category. Apps developed for the iPhone will run on an iPad. Also, Android’s fragmentation appears to be increasing, driving up complexity and cost for developers.

See the full Flurry story.

A short cut in Mobile App Dev: PhoneGap

Now developers can write their app once and deploy it to six major mobile platforms and app stores, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, WebOS, Bada and Symbian.

Dallas social media speaker J.R. Atkins talks about an App for every business with PhoneGapPhoneGap is an HTML5 platform that allows developers to use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create native mobile applications. With the open source code receiving contributions from a dedicated community of developers, PhoneGap has increased in both stability and durability – which has played a large part in the project averaging approximately 40,000 downloads per month.

I’m not suggesting this is how all Apps should be developed. Yet, I am suggesting that HTML5 and similar tools are capable of creating App like functionality using “Mobile Web” sites and driving value for the user, the brand and the developer.

Every company, association, and non-profit will have a Mobile App delivery method in time. Some will have a customized app, some will get their app from a vendor or channel partner, and many will have a “Mobile Experience” delivered via PhoneGap and similar HTML5 tools.

I look forward to reading your comments.

Reference Article: http://thenextweb.com/ca/2011/07/30/phonegap-is-a-swiss-army-knife-for-mobile-app-developers/