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2012 the Year of the Tablet and Mobile Developer

I am not suprised at all

Today I noticed two very separate articles, though to me they are both interrelated and on a subject that I feel very strongly about: Tablet Devices and Mobile App Development.

It is no secret that I am a total iOS convert in my personal life, living with my iPhone and iPad, but as a Businessman and Technologist I am just as much of a convert to Enterprise Mobility and Development, so much so that I have predicted that 2012 will be the year of the Mobile Developer, Enterprise Business App and Tablet Device… more than 2011.

So it was NO surprise to me that…

Firstly PRWeb.com had picked up on analysis from Jobs Tractor that Objective-C is in the top three skills required. Check out http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9075749.htm .I have been suggesting investing in Company Development Teams for Mobility as something employers should do for a while.

Then secondly the Evening Standard declared that BSkyB have said 2012 would be its year of the Tablet and that nearly one in 10 Britons got one of these devices over the Holiday Period. Check out http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard-business/article-24025574-research-finds-britons-are-turning-on-to-tablets.do .This will surely fire up the Prosumers in every company to want to have such a great device at hand in their day to day work.

I believe in Business, having a Mobile Device & never building your own Corporate Apps is like having a Swiss Army Knife on a Survival trip and never using it

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As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain