believe that sort of thing
With the entry of Apple into the mobile market it seems
the outfit's marketing and enthusiasm has gotten infectious.
An analyst outfit called Chetan Sharma Consulting has
just released a study which claims that there will be $17.5 billion in mobile
app sales in 2012. While the world is supposed to end in 2012, it is not
likely to be due to the fact that mobile applications sales will bend the
fabric of time and space.
We had a look at the report and noticed that it had been
commissioned by Getjar, the world's second largest app store. While it
supposed to be independent, it is unlikely that the report would have
released if it did not come up with a rosy view of the mobile app
industry. It also dismisses the effect on web based applications
because they don't “match the performance of a native app.”
While this is true now, it may not be in 2012. Native
third-party app development is Apple's bandwagon while web based software, such
as Flash is not. The study insists that HTML 5 will not be ready, but
rejects Flash as a player. This is bizarre, and something that only someone who
believes that Steve Jobs defines web policy could tout as viable.
Flash is coming to Android phones and it is predicted
that this OS, not Apple's iPhone, will be the leading mobile OS by 2012.