Are Apps Dead?

The Wall Street Journal has a story this morning about a meeting  of mobile business entrepreneurs in New York, where some of sentiment ran this way:

Apps are going to die away in favor of simple mobile websites

You can the whole story here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704364004576132530157431902.html#ixzz1DTM6ooO5

I’m not sure I totally agree with the sentiment…at least not for games.   While you can probably build most other apps in HTML5 and scale them for a mobile browser, games are still not easy to build, at least for iOS.

Still this is a shift from last year when everyone was talking apps, apps apps.  The reality of running a business that sells units at $0.99 each, or tries to sustain itself on low eCPM must be setting in…

-Steve Fulton (8bitsteve)

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