* Note: This is a first in our series of 2011 Predictions. Check back every day next week for others, and on January 1 for a collection of all of them, and to vote for your favorite.
One of my favourite people in the mobile developer ecosystem is Ed Schmidt from AT&T. Ed is a Director in their Developer Program which is a nice title and all, but doesn’t really speak to the volume of his knowledge of mobile development nor his passion for developers. I thought it would be fun to interview him and get his predictions for 2011.
Deeper Apps vs Lighter Apps
As other technologies are evolving around mobile development, Ed sees a trend toward deeper and more capable applications coming in 2011. Ed’s definition of Deeper Apps is similar to what we at WIP have been calling Mobile Apps 2.0 – a confluence of stronger technology, better tools, and better product/life cycle development.
Ed noted that some of this will come because of ‘the cloud; and the networking based...