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Apr 28

mobile devicesIt is a tough technology race in the mobile software business that have been ongoing since the early years of applications for mobile devices. I have been developing mobile applications for several years and asked my self many times; who will win this race? After all these years I still ask my selves (and others) the same question, I guess that is why I enjoy this business so much :)

I were asked at work today if I could help contributing on a presentation about mobile application trends, therefore I will write some of my thoughts regarding to this. The technologies I find most interesting are: Android, iPhone, Java ME, Symbian and Windows Mobile. Let’s have a closer look at these.

htc androidAndroid

This is a software platform and operating system based on the Linux kernel. Android were announced in 2007 by Google but are now owned and founded by the Open Handset Alliance. This technology is quite new and the first official handset have just reached the markets. I think that with the smooth design, open source licensing, Google and several large manufactures behind this will be a technology to recon with in the future. Android have already a large amount of developers and applications in their community. It will be very interesting to follow Android and see what kind of market shares they will be able to get in the next years.

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Mar 23

mobile-phonesOn Friday I had an interesting discussion about the origin of mobile applications. What was the first application that were made for mobile phones? As in most discussions like this we never came to a conclusion. I’m curious of nature and could not let this question be left with out an answer.

During the discussion we narrowed down the definition of a mobile application to be:

An application developed and distributed not by the phone manufactures but by a third party developer and installed on the phone by the owner.

This way we could rule out the basic built in applications like phone book, sms writer etc.

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