Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by ebasconp on Tue 10th Jul 2012 15:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
ebasconp
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Software wise I disagree with your comment.

It is relatively easy to create a simple application that, don't know, access to a web service, asks for the weather of some location and returns the information in a fancy way; but it takes a lot of hands to create something like Photoshop, Microsoft Word or Skype.

Creating a platform or a complex software is something terribly complex: You need to have developers, testers, graphical designers, project managers, marketing people, translators, etc. etc.

I think the "app stores" give the common people the opportunity to publish their software and earn some money with that, but also "app stores" are the responsible of the poor quality software we see in them.

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