Alex, CEO and founder of WebIS, Inc has written an interesting rant.
A few years ago Palm was at the top of its game and had thousands of applications. But quickly developers started leaving and going to the more stable Windows Mobile. It had little to do with the operating system or zen of Palm or whatever. It had to do with the fact that the OS was becoming fragmented and becoming difficult to deal with as each device that came out broke this or that. You no longer were writing software for the Palm, but instead for the Palm Zire, or the III or whatnot. Each device had a custom PalmOS that required some custom coding for.
He says that HTC is making too many changes in the core OS and is making some libraries missing or has changed their behavior. I fully agree. I know how much the developers have to test their applications these days on different devices because every device is different now. This was not the scene a couple of years back.
Click here to read to full ‘rant’