Platform Competition

SMEs and Indie Developers Want Predictability, Not Favors

SMEs and Indie Developers Want Predictability, Not Favors

Near the end of the survey, we asked developer and publishers for advice they would want to pass to the platforms they work with. What was instructive in their comments was that no one said they wanted a handout. There weren’t complaints about bigger businesses, or the competition for time and resources where they are frequently deprioritized. There weren’t requests for special favors or “fairer” treatment. They believe the system in which they operate is working, not in need of overhaul.

Mobile Developers & Publishers Have Overwhelmingly Positive View of Platforms

Mobile Developers & Publishers Have Overwhelmingly Positive View of Platforms

In response to the European Commission’s announcement of the intention to introduce new legislation to govern the relationship between platforms and businesses, the Developers Alliance conducted a survey of European-based developers and publishers to examine the need for such intervention. Over the course of several weeks in October 2017, we surveyed over 110 European-based developers and publishers on their experiences.

The Future of Mobile Innovation is Bright

The Future of Mobile Innovation is Bright

When, two years ago, the European Commission announced its investigation on the Google practices in the mobile ecosystem, the authority prophesied that the Android’s owner was stifling innovation.
 
Since 2015, the reality is different. Innovation in the mobile sector is thriving, as proven by various studies: the Ericsson Mobility Report, from November 2016, recorded...

Mobile innovation is everywhere

Mobile innovation is everywhere

I recently had an opportunity to join thousands of developers at Facebook’s F8 Developer conference that featured a flurry of announcement ranging from a new Camera Effects Platform for bringing AR to your phone to a new social VR experience called Spaces. A revamp of Messenger doubles down on bots and extends the platform to make it far easier for businesses to interact with customers. And more amazing...

Reality Check – The Current State of Competition in the App Ecosystem

Reality Check – The Current State of Competition in the App Ecosystem

Thanks to its culture and creativity - and to numerous talents living there, a new wave of innovation generates growth and success stories. In the gaming industry, Gameloft created more than 6,000 jobs, most of them working on apps for smartphones. Spotify, Rovio, King are amongst other golden nuggets. The openness of the mobile ecosystem permits to companies to enter quickly on the market and to compete, sometimes with established ones.