With the announced availability of the Blackberry Playbook, the growing popularity of Android devices, and the traction that Windows Phone 7 is seeing, is it’s getting more challenging for businesses to develop a mobile applications strategy. There are several different paths to building a mobile application, including:
- Native Development: This involves building a separate application for each platform using the recommended native language.
- Open Plug: A software developer kit (SDK) to build cross-platform native mobile apps using ActionScript/Flex.
- QT: A cross-platform application and UI framework that enables developers to build once and deploy across many platforms.