Fragmentation of mobile platforms is a significant obstacle for developers looking to gain traction in the mobile app market, Ilja Laurs, founder and CEO of app store GetJar, told Mobile Apps Briefing ahead of a forthcoming exclusive Focus article.
Research In Motion (RIM) appears to be seeing great success in Latin America for its latest App World market store, with approximately half of the region’s mobile operators agreeing to preload the store on the screens of BlackBerry smartphones they sell.
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Verizon Wireless used its Verizon Developer Community Conference this week to restate its support for the app developer community, having been criticised by some observers for suffering from a telcoesque slowness in progress.
An app developer sparked some debate with a blog post titled ‘Flash outperforms HTML5 on mobile devices,” which notes that an Android-powered Nexus One could achieve a 57 frames per second rate when rendering a simple animation using Flash, compared with 40 frames per second using HTML5.
Samsung has talked up European success for its application store, claiming the service has passed the 10 million download mark in the continent.
Research In Motion (RIM) has said that BlackBerry App World users are downloading more than 1.5 million apps per day on average, indicating that the store is out-performing Nokia’s Ovi Store – despite there being a significantly smaller installed base of BlackBerry devices than Nokia terminals, and with RIM being a relatively late entry into the app store game.
By mixing their online and offline assets in a smart way, operators could offer the mass-market a more compelling app retailing experience than most of the web players