At first sight iPad developers are lucky ones when compared to some of their colleagues
The Android OS provides developers with much more freedom and independence.
Despite lots of difficulties presented at the market mobile developers are engaged
The tablet market today is quite a nascent industry, however, being quite a promising one it lures lots of potential players and customers. Analysts predict that the capacity of the market will amount to about 20 billion gadgets by 2015. Presenting such huge figures research specialists are trying to make excuses for the very cautious predictions concerning the iPad. Last year only few of them were sure that the gadget will be a success while others were sticking to quite a reasonable strategy of underestimating the device.
The reality turned all these forecasts upside down. The iPad released in April became the hottest product of the year, provoking supply shortage and what's even more unexpected, real queues of those eager to buy a fabulous gadget. Apple iphone designers seems to hit the floor delivering the device which can boast of all the functionalities necessary for a common user to satisfy all his or her needs. Video-streaming to see the latest show series, social-networking to share a rumor or two with friends and acquaintances, web-browsing to read the latest news and gossips about pop-stars and football-players, picture –reviewing to show the best photos taken at the last weekend or gaming to play several hours indulged in Angry Birds or Plants Vs Zombies.
A range of such plain activities and functionalities turned out to be exactly what thousands of consumers have been looking for. If one adds a sleek design of the gadget and the amount of money spent on marketing and promotion needs, it becomes evident why the device was a hit on the market.
The release of the gadget has not just aroused consumers' interest in the product category but showed other gadget manufacturers the potential of the market. Lots of other companies previously engaged in delivering notebooks and smartphones have decided to try the waters of a new industry and take their own piece of the delicious pie.
The release of the new gadget has interested not only third-party hardware manufacturers but mobile software developers as well. Multiple new devices on different mobile platforms can provide lots of interesting projects and, consequently, great profits. Moreover, some possibilities provided by the upcoming gadgets are really breathtaking. They arise developers’ interest and instigate their imagination and creativity. But, to tell the truth, different platforms have very different chances of luring developers as not all of them uphold the favorable policy towards application development.