dimanche 30 mars 2014

WEARABLE APPS: Inside The Race To Create A New App Ecosystem

A lire sur: http://www.businessinsider.com/wearable-apps-inside-the-race-to-create-a-new-app-ecosystem-2014-3

MAR. 29, 2014, 6:02 PM



Several prominent wearable devices have hit the market in the past year — Samsung Galaxy Gear, the Pebble Smartwatch, and the Explorer version of Google Glass. But despite the flurry of launches, there is a surprising lack of apps.

And without apps, there's little reason to buy wearables.
For developers, the wearables landscape is far too fragmented, and this means dealing with a different software development kit (SDKs) or API (application programming interface) for every device they'd like to build for. 
This is why Google's launch yesterday of Android Wear, its wearable platform,  is likely to see so much interest. Developers still need to build the "killer app" designed uniquely for wearables that will make the devices compelling for still-skeptical mainstream consumers. Now, with Android Wear, they have a major platform to build for.
In a new report from BI Intelligence, we make sense of the current wearable apps landscape, look at why app ecosystems are currently so minimally stocked, explore the types of wearables that are likeliest to take off, and try to pinpoint a few "killer apps" that could make the devices truly compelling. We also look at the strong potential for Google or Apple to instantly take over the app market.  

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