- Apple’s mindshare at conferences like this is truly terrifying – I’ve seem maybe three non-Apple laptops, and one non-Apple tablet. Otherwise, it’s wall-to-wall MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs and iPads.
- There’s a lot of hopes for Windows 8 / Windows Phone here, that’s somewhat tempered by its lack of traction amongst the public, certainly in awareness terms
- There’s a deep air of uncertainty. People used to building for a standard platform – the web – are now trying to deal with a fragmented market of OSes. Apple’s dominance in mobile app revenue is alluded to, but people aren’t confronting it head on.
- RIM’s Blackberry has been mentioned precisely once. Based on this conference so far, it’s a dead platform walking.
- Several of the “consultants” around are clearly evangelists of one platform in a consultant’s clothing. Beware, beware if you’re hiring a consultant for your mobile development
A packed and hot room for a panel on the current state of publishing on mobile.
Katie King back in the chair.
Kate Milner, mobile product manager, BBC News
Tablets and mobile are changing how people are accessing BBC News content.
Traditionally, they’d focussed on the lunchtime peak of