“The key to understanding the future of apps is understanding the high-end niche app,” John C. Dvorak writes for PC Magazine.
“At this point, we’ve seen enough apps to value quality over quantity,” Dvorak writes. “If you want to see the future of apps, don’t buy the magic 8-ball app, buy a Nissan Leaf. The all-electric puddle jumper comes complete with an app that allows you to talk to your car remotely… You can preheat the car, so that it’s nice and toasty for a wintry work commute. Or, if you live in Arizona, you can turn on the air conditioning before you get in the car.”
Dvorak writes, “If you drive a Nissan Leaf, you will likely own an iPhone. This turns out to be an acute problem for the other platforms. Nobody will develop this sort of high-end app for any other platform because of instability. There are already a variety of Android ‘versions’ out there and tossing in other phone operating systems, such as Windows Phone 7 or the new Samsung throwaway OS, will not encourage anyone to put a high-end app on these phones. On anything other than an iPhone, you will get retread apps… Right now, the iPhone is the platform you can trust. If I was developing a high-end app for some specialty or niche market, I’d bring it straight to the iPhone, and that won’t change anytime soon.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: On his meds.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Kristian I.” for the heads up.]