Nokia’s share of the converged mobile device market was an estimated 40% in Q1 2010. Globally Nokia is the size of next three competitors combined.
So, if you want to maximise the reach of your iPhone or Android app, you should consider porting it to Symbian OS using Nokia’s Qt framework. Nokia want to make it easy for you to do this. In their words … “everything is as ready as possible for your application to go global”.
Some useful advice from game developer Christopher Waite @ Bytesize Adventures. I strongly agree that you should keep things *simple* as much as possible. You’re more likely to achieve success if you do something simple well than do something complex badly. And you can always evolve your app in terms of scope or functionality.
This is a great article by roving reporter Liz Gannes from the WWDC 2010 event in California, USA. It includes a video of her playing with the new iPhone and then interviewing some of the world’s leading iPhone app developers to get their reactions.
Ever wondered about the geographic distribution of iPhone and Android devices? Well, wonder no more. AdMob has released some interesting data which shows that Android is doing well in the USA but hasn’t got the global reach of iPhone.
Really interesting article by Steven Carpenter on TechCrunch about Zynga – how it started, how it got so big and the challenges it now faces. Essential reading to understand how to make money out of gaming – applies to both mobile and online.
On April 8, Apple unveiled plans for the biggest and most exciting iPhone software update yet. iPhone OS 4 will include over 100 new user features for iPhone and iPod touch owners to enjoy. And for developers, a new software development kit (SDK) offers over 1500 new APIs to create apps that are even more powerful, innovative, and amazing.
iPhone OS 4 will ship this summer for iPhone and iPod touch, and for iPad in the fall. A developer beta is available now.