AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson recently expressed his frustration with the Apple application store saying he thinks customers should be able to buy an application once and have it work across many different devices including iPhone, Windows Phone 7 and Android. Where did this come from? There weren’t any complaints before when the iPhone was exclusive to them, or none that we heard of.
If you think about it, what he’s asking for is for every application to be available on all devices. This would in return bring both companies more money for applications that are paid, hence everyone would be downloading them on every device available. Although it’s a bit difficult to write software that will work on every platform with no bugs, you never know what may happen.
Stephenson explained the way to do this of course is by building them as HTML5 apps and selling them through every available carrier’s Wholesale Applications Community (WAC). He explains it as though it’s an easy process, but according to developers each phone is different in size, resolution and many more factors that make this process very difficult.
Some of us think it would be nice to have the same application, scores and stats on each device we pick up instead of having to maintain two profiles on the same game but different devices. This is what Stephenson is aiming for. Would you like to see this happen? Let us know what you think in the comments box below.