Published on August 28th, 2008 | by Babar Bhatti1
Android Market: Good News For Consumers And Developers
The mobile application market got a boost from Android Market announcement today. Apple has already created a great marketplace with its iPhone App Store and Google wants to catch up. I like what I read:
Developers will be able to make their content available on an open service hosted by Google that features a feedback and rating system similar to YouTube. We chose the term “market” rather than “store” because we feel that developers should have an open and unobstructed environment to make their content available. Similar to YouTube, content can debut in the marketplace after only three simple steps: register as a merchant, upload and describe your content and publish it. We also intend to provide developers with a useful dashboard and analytics to help drive their business and ultimately improve their offerings.
I love this apple vs microsoft vs google race because it will be great for consumers and developers. Finally the phone companies get what they deserve.
If you are an android developer and want to discuss some of your app ideas, feel free to reach out to me.