Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Feb 2010 15:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Twenty-four mobile network operators have formed the Wholesale Applications Community to avoid fragmenting the apps market and to give developers one point of entry to all the members, the GSM Association announced on Monday. The operators will now start working on uniting their existing developer communities, so developers will be able to go to one place to get their applications distributed instead of having to go through multiple application approval processes. The community will also start working on a common development standard that should be ready within the next 12 months. The standard will be independent of phone type and operating system, according to the members."
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Not without a fight
by iAlex on Wed 17th Feb 2010 06:10 UTC
iAlex
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2010-02-06

Sure, there will be lots of app stores around for the next years as a "new" market for mobile phones emerges.

I think many of them will go away after these years. This is just an evolution in distribution of software on the mobile platform. Consumers may benefit from it, but in time. Not all can win or survive.

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RE: Not without a fight
by spiderman on Wed 17th Feb 2010 13:10 in reply to "Not without a fight"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

The app stores have been there since a decade or more. They are merging their app stores because it makes sense. There is nothing "new" about it. The app store is not something that was invented last year.

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