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Google's mobile app market is here

Google's mobile app market is here

Wow, Google’s market place is almost identical to the iPhone’s App Store, and that’s not a bad thing. With the contentious issue of Google Voice not coming to the iPhone anytime soon (or ever), and Google’s software prowess, it will be interesting to see if the Android can match or surpass the iPhone.

My take is that Google will do what they do best, build very smart and useful applications that make your life a lot simpler.  The adoption rate from developers will depend on their Developer API, but it’s likely to attract more developers as it’s not limited to Mac only.

Although iPhone development is changing with new “wrapper like” technologies for iPhone development such as Mono or PhoneGap.  PhoneGap is a very cool development environment created by Nitobi that allows developers to create iPhone apps in one language (Javascript) for many platforms.  Currently, PhoneGap targets the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

All I can say is that, as a consumer, I would expect the rate of application growth to increase dramatically in the coming year.

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