Apple’s App Store is getting ever closer to hitting the 1 Billion download
milestone, check out http://www.apple.com/itunes/billion-app-countdown/ (in
fact it is counting up). By my calculation it should reach its goal in the
next few days or so and to be sure we will hear about it in the press!
Seriously though, think about it, this feat is outstanding when you realize
that the iTunes store took about 3 years to get to 1 Billion downloads and
towards the end of 2008 the App Store was only just over 0.5 Billion. So
where was the turning point? As far as I can tell, after the iPhone 3G
appeared and the native SDK became available to the ever growing throng of
developers, application submissions increased and downloads along with the
amount of apps available. This increase in developers and applications, has
in turn fed the interest and uptake even more in a self perpe... (more)
Today June 17, is the day that iPhone OS 3.0 is available to the masses for
download and I'm predicting upgrade fever will be the phrase for today and
the next few weeks.
On May 6th 2009, after a few rapid cycles, iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 was released
for general consumption, still within the iPhone Developer Program and under
NDA. Though the big news that accompanied it, was that Apple would no longer
be accepting any iPhone or iPod touch applications that were not compatible
with iPhone OS 3.0.To quote Apple's email... "Beginning today, all
submissions to the App Store ... (more)
I thought it fitting to make a bold statement today as this is my 100th
article on Ulitzer...
The iPhone is here to stay!
Now the follow-on statement is more thought provoking... What's an Enterprise
to do about it?
If you have followed my previous articles you will know that I'm a devoted
advocate of mobility, especially in particular Apple's iPhone and I know that
this device is now making its way into businesses, via the mass adoption in
the consumer market. I have, in the past few months, written on various
subjects such as the integration of Corporate Email, Security & Mana... (more)
I wanted to flag a recent article from Rachael King, that appeared on
BusinessWeek.com discussing a study by Gartner that shows office land lines
decreasing as corporate users rely more on their mobile devices. This is
interesting and following on from my previous post where I state that
'Mobility is an exciting place' , and the posting on Apple's Enterprise
iPhone usage etc including an impressive customer video.
Back to Rachael's story, you can see she also quotes Phillip Redman, research
vice president at Gartner...“The mobile device is starting to become more
valuable than a... (more)
Recently I used a great new facility on LinkedIn and started a poll. For this
poll I posted a discussion link that stated "What will be the widestly
adopted Enterprise Mobile Device in 2009?". Quite an emotive question in the
mobile arena, I'm sure you would agree, but I placed it on various groups I'm
a member of such as...
Enterprise Mobility Mobile Architects Mobile Developemnt Professionals
The poll is still ongoing but here is a snapshot of the results last week.
It also brought a very interesting comment from Vernon Germano, CIO
Innovative Medical Software... whic... (more)