Initially Steve Jobs invited developers to create web 2.0 ajax apps on top of the safari browser, a few weeks before the iphone launch. Then in 2008 he did a 180° turn and opened the native appstore. Why ? Simply because the technology (browsers, devices) & the networks weren’t ready (and also because the 30% appstore cut would become a nice revenue line).
At that time, in 2008, Steve Jobs was right from a commercial point of view. But what about today & tomorrow?
My speech will address the 7 main reasons why I think the appstores are doomed in the long run.
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