One on One Back Story: Jeff Haynie of Appcelerator
My latest One-on-One conversation just went up at SmallBizTrends.com. Jeff Haynie, ceo and co-founder of Appcelerator joined me to share his perspective on the fast moving area of mobile app development. Appcelerator is a platform and services company that enables Web developers to build applications for smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
Appcelerator also partners with IDC on a great quarterly survey of mobile developers to track what trends are taking place in the industry. The latest report came out earlier this month and can be downloaded for free. A couple of nuggets that stood out for me include:
- Kindle Fire is the Android device mobile app developers in North America are most interested in creating apps for...already
- Kindle Fire’s low cost and numerous content offerings are the two main reasons driving this interest
- Windows Phone 7 is has separated from the pack to become the clear third choice (after Apple and Android) among mobile platforms, while BlackBerry slips further behind
- Connected TV app development continues to slide.
There’s a ton of stuff in the report, so if you have any interest in what mobile app developers are focusing their efforts on check out this report…each quarter they put it out.
You can check out the conversation and see an edited transcript by going to the show page at SBT.
Here’s a quick take Jeff had on the impact of app marketplaces, and in particular the Amazon Android marketplace:
“There’s a perfect storm from external factors. Apple has helped the world understand how to buy things digitally. Apps have been somewhat removed from the traditional process of [software] distribution and maintenance, which has really helped oil the machine.
Amazon has a phenomenal consumer transaction engine, combined with Web services infrastructures, which is a bigger and bigger part of their core business. That is going to propel the adoption of applications, and it provides a great community from a distribution and marketing standpoint”.
I couldn’t agree more about what Jeff said about Amazon, but if you’ve read this blog recently you probably already knew that.
In addition to all the great insights Jeff has to offer about mobile app development, he also shares why he moved to Silicon Valley from Atlanta to start Appcelerator – and why he wouldn’t have been able to accomplish what he has with the company anywhere else.
So check out the conversation today if you get a chance. Jeff can’t, because he and his wife took their family on a mission trip to Mexico. In his own words – “This week we decided to take the family down to experience life in a different world and work in an orphanage. Let's all be thankful for what we have and remember that a lot of people have very little this holiday”.
I couldn’t have said it any better…