CLIP: Gartner has produced a list to suggest where is mobile going “Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Consumer Mobile Applications for 2012” I’ve cut down the details – left some of their comments and added some of my own thoughts. There are a few additional predictions in their summary writeup. I’ve also added my own “areas”at the bottom of the list that I don’t think they have covered or perhaps simply take for granted. Then maybe my adds are the area’s represented by “killer applications” and real opportunity? I started reading it and thinking “wow list” and finished thinking “shallow list”.
Some interesting observations around open systems – not so sure about the Prediction at the end!!! CLIP: "But I'm betting that things are going to get ugly. We're heading into a war for control of the web. And in the end, it's more than that, it's a war against the web as an interoperable platform. Instead, we're facing the prospect of Facebook as the platform, Apple as the platform, Google as the platform, Amazon as the platform, where big companies slug it out until one is king of the hill.
And it's time for developers to take a stand. If you don't want a repeat of the PC era, place your bets now on open systems. Don't wait till it's too late.
P.S. One prediction: Microsoft will emerge as a champion of the open web platform, supporting interoperable web services from many independent players, much as IBM emerged as the leading enterprise backer of Linux. "