Compared to Apple’s iOS, I have to say that Google Apps, for all their faults, (notably potential to malware attacks) do offer both developers and users a great range. It seems Google is as determined as ever to offer something that enables all sorts of developers to use their skills.
For instance, the engine app used to create new applications allows developers to create software based on Java or Python, Android, HTML5, Chrome, Dart and even Apple’s iOS.
Now while I am not a techie, only just a user, it does seem to me that this offers a great deal of potential and benefits to all concerned.
Using Google Apps has become a norm for many people – individuals, businesses and government departments to name just a few. While Apple’s products are often regarded as superior to Google’s nevertheless the latter has greater reach with a very large number of manufacturers available to create something different.
This new effort, in theory at least, can only be beneficial to Google, developers and customers.
In any event using applications on a mobile device is not expected to decline any time soon. Rather, the expectation is their use will rocket. Google will make sure it is part of this explosion.