Platform Competition

Mobile innovation is everywhere

Mobile innovation is everywhere

I recently had an opportunity to join thousands of developers at Facebook’s F8 Developer conference that featured a flurry of announcement ranging from a new Camera Effects Platform for bringing AR to your phone to a new social VR experience called Spaces. A revamp of Messenger doubles down on bots and extends the platform to make it far easier for businesses to interact with customers. And more amazing...

Reality Check – The Current State of Competition in the App Ecosystem

Reality Check – The Current State of Competition in the App Ecosystem

Thanks to its culture and creativity - and to numerous talents living there, a new wave of innovation generates growth and success stories. In the gaming industry, Gameloft created more than 6,000 jobs, most of them working on apps for smartphones. Spotify, Rovio, King are amongst other golden nuggets. The openness of the mobile ecosystem permits to companies to enter quickly on the market and to compete, sometimes with established ones.

Google, Apple, and App Industry Competition

Google, Apple, and App Industry Competition

While the magic of apps is simple and elegant offerings that consumers enjoy, hidden from view is a complex web of intertwined co-dependent parties that the Alliance calls “the app ecosystem.” In order to succeed and convert an idea into a business, app developers and publishers rely on many ecosystem partners, including high-quality operating systems and devices, and providers of analytics, advertising and marketing services.