said 8 months, 2 weeks ago:
@bhuvan I have to agree with @rich-brooks . Further, I’d like to add that businesses that focus on application development for mobile phones will not be able to easily transition into the desktop app development sphere. Limited features and functionality, as well as highly specialized applications are acceptable on a smartphone. People can accept that their tiny little handheld device won’t be able to run a program like Microsoft Word, or Adobe CS 6.
So you create a photo app for a phone, and you want to jump onto the Windows 8 bandwagon. Can you develop something that has anywhere near the features of GIMP or Adobe CS6 which can sell at a price point that makes development worthwhile?
I’m not saying it’s impossible, but it will be difficult. And it adds to the complication mentioned above: small market share to start. XP is still going strong. However, Microsoft is doing a lot to force migration from XP and 7 into 8, including carrots (low price points, better enterprise support) and sticks (designing critical software around the 8 environment). I don’t think businesses will switch over from 7 to 8 easily, but you might see a faster uptake of 7 to 8 among individual users. People are gun shy because of Vista, but they did like 7. It should be interesting to watch.