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iOS Programming is going to go Niche … then Ultra Niche!

January 14, 2013


Hi,

One of the things that I see time and time again, is a (once hot) technology … fall into a niche.

This time, I think it is native iOS programming that will slowly fade away. Why?

Here are my top five reason why native iOS programming will become niche:

  1. iPhone penetration is falling – Android is now king of mobile.
  2. HTML5 and CSS3 based apps can can do just about everything native iOS apps can.
  3. HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript are easier to learn than objective C.
  4. HTML5 and CSS3 apps are cross platform – iOS apps are not.
  5. There are a lot of JavaScript programmers out there ready to roll – no need to learn another language!

So think about it from a clients perspective; if you can build your application with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript and have your app work on Android, iOS, OSX, Windows 8 etc … why would you invest in an app that runs only on iOS?

… Most businesses wont.

Stefan Mischook
killerPHP.com