Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Good Day for Android, Bad Day for Pre

The Palm Pre lost a high profile developer today (Jamie Zawinski, a notable contributor to many open source projects include Mozilla and XEmacs). He took some pretty harsh parting shots on his way out the door.

Having an App Store that's more open than Apple's is one way to compete, but it's not enough. If consumers don't have a good experience with your phone, developers are not going to want to develop for it.



5 comments:

Muhammad Adil said...

How it is good for android?

jer@nyquil.org said...

uhhh. jwz got an iPhone. Not Android.

Jeff LaMarche said...

I was referring to my previous post where I opined that the B&N Nook was good for Android, sorry that wasn't clear.

K. A. Barber said...

I am still hoping that Palm can be a strong player. I selfishly want them to be the platform dedicated competitor in the smartphone market as Palm doesn't do laptops, desktops or services.

That all being said all of my palm dev buddies are borderline irritated with not only there phones but also with development for the platform. They spend a lot of time talking about the 100 a year/50 an app/ 30% a sell split, and even more time talking about the DOM/CSS and javascript.

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