Angry Birds Developer Discusses the Future of Mobile Apps

Ryan Whitwam

You may have heard of a little game called Angry Birds, and its developer Rovio mobile. As our phones increasingly become a platform for playing Angry Birds, more attention is being focused on big developers like Rovio. These developers can hold sway over the popular opinion of a platform. That's why some are taking note after Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka made some predictions about the mobile ecosystem in a recent interview.

According to Vesterbacka, Apple has gotten mobile development right. So right, in fact, that they will continue to be the first place developers go for a long time to come. "…they know what they are doing and they call the shots," said Vesterbacka. About Android, Vesterbacka said the approach is admirable, but the experience is too fragmented by carriers and manufacturers. He also indicated paid content does not work particularly well on Android.

Still, Vesterbacka sees both Android and iOS as big development platforms going forward. Although he holds out hope for MeeGo to bring Nokia back. How do you see the future of mobile development playing out?

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