State of the internet
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Oct 2 23:20:15 CDT 2012
J. Landman Gay wrote:
> Interesting set of graphs. Looks like RR was wise to focus on mobile:
Laptops overtook desktop sales nearly a decade ago. This mobile trend
has been progressing steadily since, enjoying ever-steeper adoption
rates as the technology gets smaller, lighter, and consumes less power.
This chart from your link is especially encouraging for us LiveCode
While most of the newer generation of developers are focusing
exclusively on the biggest percentage in that chart (smartphones), those
of us using an omni-platform tool like LiveCode can also fully
capitalize on the the second-biggest segment as well, labeled there as
A majority of the apps in both the iOS and Android app stores are
earning between minimum wage and zero, while desktop software continues
to be the solid business opportunity we've always enjoyed, only bigger:
that chart shows the PC sales increasing year over year at roughly the
same rate of growth from 2000 through 2015.
Most of our competition has never designed for the desktop; they know
only mobile, and earn only mobile revenues.
But us LiveCoders can extend our existing desktop model into the mobile
arena in ways that compliment both. We're not affected by the downward
pressure on prices that inhibit mobile-only devs; for many of us here,
mobile software is effectively just a feature we add to our desktop
RunRev is in a very good spot indeed, far beyond the limited role of
desktop-only or even mobile-only tools in our increasingly diverse world.
Fourth World Systems
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