zenrain wrote: Sorry, you are correct. I revise my statement.
I think currently iOS and Android OS phones have the only platforms with a large enough base and powerful enough underlying operating system (including dev tools) and phone specifications capable of running a native PB version to make developing one worth it. Edit: Both also include a viable App store solution, and either have or are coming out with tablet solutions that will use the same OS.
Correct, but Symbian + Meego will both have the Qt development environment and I'm quite sure we will see tablets with Meego in the near future.
And the Nokia application store will surely be much better in the future than it is now.
Same story can be told for HP palmOS. Maybe they are bigger than the iPhone in a couple of years. I don't think so, but who knows.
Not that I'm a Nokia, Symbian, Meego, HP fanboy. I'm still using Windows Mobile on this moment (speaking about a living corpse smartphone :-) and an iPod Touch.
I agree that the iPhone is going to lose market share. It's one line of phones, like the Blackberry. Android, Symbian and Windows 7 are Operating systems, and are adopted and implemented in different phones by carriers. What matters is that it it's user base continues to grow, and it retains a good portion of the high-end phone market share.
Well, the user base of the iPhone will still grow (because the amount of smartphones in the world is still growing), but the other branches will probably grow even much more.
Finally, I'm living on earth, just like you, there's no need to get snarky.
I'm sorry I sounded maybe a little bit harsher than intended, but I have read so many wrong smartphone marketshare statements lately, that it is coming out of my ears.
The problem I see is that the smartphone war is only starting and no-one knows what will happen the next years.
If you have a big company and you can have enough developers to create mobile versions of your software, please do.
But as far as I know, The Brain Technologies is not the biggest company, meaning every developer used for programming the mobile clients, will not develop the core product.
And I think we should not underestimate the amount of developing time necessary for implementing and maintaining PB on a mobile device or tablet.
Developing Evernote clients for mobile devices is one thing, developing a mobile PB version, seems a complete different beast to me.
When there is a Android version, people will scream for an iPhone version, Meego version, ...
The webversion is far from ideal for mobile use, but at least it's already there.
The problem is that the way it is offered now, it's no use for a lot of the biggest users of PB.