Friday, July 17, 2009

Symbian joins the application goldrush

Making a very late entry into the mobile applications market comes Symbian.

The operating system for almost 50% of the smartphones around the world has had a development platform (called Horizon) in Alpha release for a while now, but this has now moved into Beta and they are encouraging developers to sign-up and build apps.
http://developer.symbian.org/main/horizon/faq/index.php

This move means that a significant proportion of Nokia phones which use the Symbian OS will now be able to have the same sort of functionality that devices such as the Apple iPhone have had for ages. In fact, Apple announced only earlier this week that its own App Store has had 1.5 billion downloads in the last year.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2350194,00.asp

Has Symbian arrived too late to the party?
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