Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The multi-platform era

In a blog post today, Horace Dediu explains that the Post-PC era will be a multi-platform era:

"So the very reasons which are driving developers to spread their bets across all and any new platforms should indicate the potential for new platforms and the sustainability of small platforms. The thesis that one dominant platform wins the mobile “war” is naive. The post-PC era will be a multi-platform era. Developers already understand this. Platform vendors know this. It’s time to unlearn the lessons of the PC era."

I agree with him and our vision for Real Studio has always been to allow developers to learn one set of tools to leverage as many platforms as possible. We started with the three major desktop platforms (Mac, Windows and Linux) then added the web in 2010, mobile platforms will be next. 

Providing platform abstraction is how we maximize the value of Real Studio- letting Real Studio developers focus on what makes their solutions unique rather than the details of so many diverse platforms.

5 comments:

fadrianoc said...

Any ETA on that ?
We're anxious to have the iPhone support ...

Martin Kvapil said...

We want ARM, We want ARM, We want ARM..... ;)

Geoff Perlman said...

@ fadrianoc - No ETA at this point but watch for continued progress on our support for LLVM which will ultimately give us the ability to support ARM-based devices such as those that run iOS and Android.

Israel Marrero said...

I will loveit if can support Blackberry... please please!!!

Allyson said...

Martin Kvapil said...
We want ARM, We want ARM, We want ARM..... ;)

Amen, brother! Until you can compile for ARM, your mobile strategy won't eat out of the gate.

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