Reuters has a piece this morning on the the success of mobile apps on touchscreen phones. The article’s prediction of their growth in volume I’m sure is spot on:
Consumers can expect to see many more mobile apps in the coming months, as the sheer creativity of small, third-party software developers should keep the market buzzing for some time.
With our economy, and perhaps environmental, worries the replacement cycle of mobile phones is likley to get longer as today’s story from IT PRO , covering research released by Gartner, confirms:
According to Carolina Milanesi, research director for mobile devices at Gartner, the global economic downturn has “affected sales in both mature and emerging markets during the quarter. Replacement sales in particular were affected, while first time users continued to see the value of acquiring a mobile phone.”
I posted a couple of weeks back about Homedulgence and how people will be making the most of what they have at home during these financially tighter months. The use of mobile phone apps is one of the best ways pimp your phone and make the most of what you’ve got. Thankfully ownership of a touchscreen phone isn’t mandatory.