At the moment we have:

  • Iphone
  • Android
  • J2me touch
  • J2me non-touch
  • J2me touch for Blackberry
  • J2me non-touch for Blackberry

We were thinking of making another

  • J2me non-touch for crappy devices (because the regular non-touch is just to heavy)

The question is, can you think of any other versions of our application that we should provide to target 'ALL' mobile phones

3 Answers 3

  • Windows Mobile 6.5

  • Windows Phone 7

  • Native Symbian? But maybe the J2ME version is enough for that platform.


Symbian. Nokia still has the biggest market share worldwide for all mobile phones


Symbian / Android / IPhone

That's it ... this gives you a very (very!!) large majority coverage. Disregard the rest ... you cannot please everybody, and it will probably be not worth the cost either (always think of the cost/benefits).

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    Given the low cost of entry & development, I would say it's worth including Windows Phone 7 as a 'required' platform. Granted - it isn't right now, but it has the potential to change quickly, and the apps are (relatively) quick to develop.
    – Tom Morgan
    Dec 21, 2010 at 13:09
  • @Tom Morgan - Thus maybe true, but I don't like predicting the future. For now, WP7 has neglieable market share.
    – Rook
    Dec 21, 2010 at 13:26
  • I would add BlackBerry/RIM to the list above. "In the US however, Blackberry owned by RIM has over 35% in market share, while the Apple iPhone has about 28% and Google’s Android platform captures only 9% of the market." ( mail2web.com/blog/2010/08/androidiphoneblackberry-market-share )
    – tcrosley
    Dec 21, 2010 at 15:34
  • @tcrosley - Yeah, ok I guess. I was guessing based on what I see in my country, and in Europe where I live, BB's are relatively rare. Very rare even. Not sure why really, but that's how it is ...
    – Rook
    Dec 21, 2010 at 17:58
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    @Rook, in the US, Symbian is relatively rare. I know over there, it is a big player. Several years ago I did some Symbian programming in London, and I thought it was going to be the next big thing in the US, but it never really took off.
    – tcrosley
    Dec 21, 2010 at 19:14

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