Category Archives: Appstore

Mobile Apps are the new Web and appstores the new Browsers?

This is a slightly modified reproduction of my article published in IAMAI magazine called ‘thinking aloud’ In 2010 alone 155 million mobile handsets were sold in India and according to IDC 6 million of them were smartphones. Getjar reports 3 million app downloads per day and Nokia ovi reports 3.5 million app downloads per day. […]

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Curious case of J2ME apps, Is Andorid going the same way?

Java 2 Micro Edition (popularly known as J2ME) started with a huge promise “write once run everywhere”. This was supposed to be a cure for all the 3rd party Mobile developers.It is still most widely ported run time for Mobile devices. But somewhere along the line it did not remain as attractive to developers as […]

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Mobile developer economics

If you have not already done so, I would strongly recommend you to read up Andreas’s blog about Mobile developer economics here. When Andreas says developers, he doesn’t just mean the individual developers but the whole Mobile app publishing industry. Most interesting bit he notes is that Mobile developers are choosing platforms based on Monetization […]

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Is there a business model for a downloadable app

Every now and then people talk to me about converting their kickass idea into a downloadable mobile application. The reasoning goes that “Everyone is going  to use it”.  Well here is some light on the actual data from app stores so far. I have taken some reference data from, readwriteweb and pinch media. As […]

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