Friday, November 27, 2009

Android apps dominated by small developers

I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing but interesting article about how lots of android apps are being driven by smaller developers.

I've been saying for a while the reason why Palm took off, and iPhone, and now Android is because it was dead easy to develop apps for it.

When palm first launched it's dev kit for $35 (or thereabouts) this was a significant change from the 'pro charges' that were being levied before then (windows ce etc was a $1200 dev license).

When iPhone lowered the 'language' bar and made it easier this stimulated growth (albeit they are choking development with the iStore approval process).

So with android immediate deployment and an even simpler coding environment what does this mean?
Is there still a place for the large dev shop for Android?

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?


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