Fascinating news from a recent Appcelerator survey of 2700 mobile developers:
- The long term bet among these developers is Android
- Apple is a short term bet, mostly because it’s a hot platform now.
- The reason is open-ness and cross-platform portability
The really interesting thing is that a lot of Apple’s problems are self-inflicted. They could be a lot more open and trustworthy, but they’re not acting like Switzerland.
It isn’t too late for them to change, but it looks like they have a lot of trust to rebuild. Is Jobs capable of listening?
Adobe, this is good news for you too. Your Flash/Flex platform offers the best cross-platform compatibility out there, except that it doesn’t run on Apple’s platforms. Follow my 7-step plan and prevail as Android comes into its own.
(Cross-posted @ SmoothSpan Blog)