Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications - Workshops. Mobilware 2009 Workshops, Berlin, Germany, April 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Trends in Mobile Application Development

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-03569-2_6,
        author={Adrian Holzer and Jan Ondrus},
        title={Trends in Mobile Application Development},
        proceedings={Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications - Workshops. Mobilware 2009 Workshops, Berlin, Germany, April 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE WORKSHOPS},
        year={2012},
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        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-03569-2_6}
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  • Adrian Holzer
    Jan Ondrus
    Year: 2012
    Trends in Mobile Application Development
    MOBILWARE WORKSHOPS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03569-2_6
Adrian Holzer1,*, Jan Ondrus2,*
  • 1: University of Lausanne
  • 2: ESSEC Business School
*Contact email: adrian.holzer@unil.ch, ondrus@essec.fr

Abstract

Major software companies, such as Apple and Google, are disturbing the relatively safe and established actors of the mobile application business. These newcomers have caused significant structural changes by imposing and enforcing their own rules for the future of mobile application development. The implications of these changes do not only concern the mobile network operators and mobile phone manufacturers. This changed environment also brings additional opportunities and constraints for current mobile application developers. Therefore, developers need to assess what their options are and how they can take advantages of these current trends. In this paper, we take a developer’s perspective in order to explore how the structural changes will influence the mobile application development markets. Moreover, we discuss what aspects developers need to take into account in order to position themselves within the current trends.