“Research In Motion Ltd., struggling to compete in the smartphone market with Apple Inc. and Google Inc., is losing support among some software developers who have been making programs for the company’s BlackBerry,” Devin Banerjee and Hugo Miller report for Bloomberg.
“Seesmic Inc., a developer of social-media applications, and Mobile Roadie LLC, which makes apps for fans of the Miami Dolphins and country singer Taylor Swift, have decided to stop making products for RIM,” Banerjee and Miller report. “Purple Forge Corp., which makes programs for political campaigns and polling, will stop building BlackBerry versions of its apps unless customers request it.”
Banerjee and Miller report, “The developers are stepping back from BlackBerry because they say creating apps is too complex and costly for the size of the market. RIM’s devices have different screens sizes, varied operating systems and several ways to navigate, from a physical keyboard to touchscreen to a scroll button… ‘In deploying Apple applications, there are very few surprises,’ said Purple Forge CEO Brian Hurley. ‘In Android, there are increasingly more surprises. But in BlackBerry, there are immediately lots of gotchas across the board.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: RIM. Busy dying since 2007.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” and Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]