Posted on February 9, 2011
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)