Mobility

Poll: Is BlackBerry development still viable?

Do you think it make sense to develop for the BlackBerry platform? Let us know by taking this poll.

In the last year, developer interest in the BlackBerry platform has absolutely cratered, according to the Q1 2012 Mobile Developer Report from Appcelerator/IDC (PDF). While BlackBerry's overall position in the marketplace remains strong, many industry pundits and developers see BlackBerry as not being able to survive long-term.

I think there is still a lot of upside in the BlackBerry market. Its enterprise capabilities are the kinds of things that do not get much press but do generate long-term commitments to a platform. That said, I am not certain if RIM can parlay BlackBerry's enterprise strengths into a successful strategy year after year.

J.Ja

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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

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