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Economy likely to stall new enterprise mobile apps

Nancy Gohring | Oct. 21, 2008
Executives in the mobile industry said that the economic downturn will probably make mobile developers less likely to target enterprise users.

That changed with the iPhone and its App Store, where users of the phone can find and download applications. "Everyone is going to have an App Store," said Brent Brookler, CEO of Treemo, a social network that lets people share videos and photos on their mobile phones. He noted that Google's Android phones will connect to a market for applications and BlackBerry has announced plans to launch an application store. "The traffic we're seeing through this distribution is really pretty amazing," he said of Treemo's experience over the past month after offering its application through the iPhone App store. 


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