HyperCard for the iPad
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu May 20 17:02:12 EDT 2010
Ian Wood wrote:
> On 20 May 2010, at 18:08, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> Blowing off the other 83.9% of the mobile market (Apple says they
>> have only 16.1%) just to appease His Steveness would have been
>> suicidal, so if that was the intent we can all be glad the proposal
>> was rejected.
> 16% of the market that make up half the mobile web traffic and (at
> least back in January) an estimated 97% of all mobile app sales.
> I've not managed to find estimates that are more recent, but that's a
> scary ratio for anyone hoping to make money from Android apps as an
> alternative to the iPhone/iPad. :-(
The night is young. :)
That same Gartner report also notes:
82% of downloads will be free apps this year
Other Gartner reports:
Gartner: Android outsold iPhone in the US
Android to overtake iPhone in 2012 - analyst
Symbian still on top, but BlackBerry down
That said, if there's a case to be made that RunRev is on a fool's
errand chasing the mobile market and should instead focus on their
desktop product, I wouldn't be disappointed.
the top 100 apps in Apple's AppStore my desktop apps make far more than
the other 200,000 iPhone apps out there, as I noted here on the 4th:
Computers will be around for a while. In fact, a desktop computer is
listed as one of the system requirements for the iPad.
This new emerging mobile market offers many worthwhile opportunities to
compliment deployment across many different computing devices. So much
change is in the air I wouldn't bet the farm on any one device from any
The night is young....
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