Jane Silber believes there's plenty of room for a new player in tablets, TVs, and maybe even smartphones.
The Application Developers Alliance would enable collaboration and provide education, cloud access, and lobbying efforts.
As Flash gives way to open technologies, Adobe is retooling to support the new reality for developers.
Silverlight 5 includes hardware decode of H.264 media, which improves performance with the decoding of unprotected content using the GPU.
The low-cost Amazon.com tablet is attracting plenty of early interest from developers who expect it to jump-start the Android market, based on a survey conducted early this month.
With the first Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones featuring Google's latest OS due in mid-November, the real app testing can soon begin.
Android application developers have had to deal with multiple versions of the operating system and cope with customized interfaces, making their job difficult.
Developers have faith in its longevity, but they wish Microsoft would lay out a clear commitment.
Microsoft's emphasis on touch cited as new opportunity for developers looking to target tablets in the post-PC era.
Articles by Paul Krill