Mobile applications as the second Web

mobilewebYou might think the iPhone has conquered the mobile universe, certainly in the US. Or at least, that’s what the bulk of articles published in 2009 seem to indicate. While the iPhone has heavily influenced mobile in the states and abroad, the numbers overstate the scenario dramatically. As a result, some amazing shifts haven’t gotten much notice.

It’s articles like this one that are the problem. In this instance, the Net Applications data looks at Web browser market share for mobile devices, but in the methodology caveats listed on Net Applications’ site, it points out that the browsers needed to be HTML and JavaScript compliant. Well, no wonder the iPhone has such a commanding lead — tons of other feature phone and even smartphone mobile browsers aren’t included. Continue reading “Mobile applications as the second Web”