Trends Report

The Feeding Frenzy Over The Mobile Developer Channel

Lessons For Winning Developer Support From The Smartphone/Tablet Battlefield

November 5th, 2010
TH
Tim Harmon
With contributors:
Peter Burris , Eric Hsieh , Zachary Reiss-Davis

Summary

Every significant technology leap forward, such as the emergence of viable smartphone and tablet platforms, catalyzes competitive turbulence among tech companies seeking developer attention. But the convergence of mobile computing, cloud computing, and machine-to-machine (M2M) computing is more than mere turbulence — it represents a perfect storm that threatens to dramatically erode competitive beachheads that have defined the landscape of the tech industry for decades. The competition for developer support is fierce, and the winners will be in a position to dictate terms in the next generation of computing ecosystems.

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