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    How many times have you looked at an app and thought, “I could have come up with that?” Or how often have you found yourself frustrated with an inability to track down an app you really need, but no one seems to have released anything along those lines yet? Still, going from a curiosity in app development to actually producing anything sounds like a daunting proposition, and one with a steep learning curve. Is there any way to ease yourself into the world of mobile software? We've already seen efforts like the Windows Phone app studio aimed at lowering the bar for what it takes to get ...

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    Smartphones without apps aren't very "smart". Unfortunately apps and smartphones fall victim to the classic chicken-and-the-egg conundrum: which came first? Without apps, a platform isn't very appealing and won't be picked by many users. Without a lot of users on a given platform app developers won't devote much (if any) time to writing apps for said platform. Microsoft found themselves in exactly this situation when they abandoned Windows Mobile in lieu of Windows Phone -- and went from a bunch of apps to none overnight. Despite Windows Phone (arguably) being one of the easiest platforms ...

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