361 Degrees podcast – Episode 3: The Great App Store Debate


Hot on the heels of episode 2, it’s time for the third episode of the 361 Degrees podcast. This, if you recall, is the podcast series I’m participating in with both Ben Smith of Wireless Worker and Rafe Blandford of the All About Media Group (known best to readers of MIR as All About Symbian).



Episode 3 takes the form of a debate, which Ben chairs (because he’s not brave enough to take sides):

  • Rafe argues that App Stores are a passing fad, are limiting and lacking, addressing only a current need that will soon be left behind as innovation in the mobile space continues at a blistering pace.
  • I argues that App Stores are great enablers and have created a multi-Billion dollar industry in mobile applications that’s here to stay.

We’re keen to get listeners’ views on this debate and would like to feature your comments in a follow-up episode – please submit them below, on our sites (Wireless Worker, Mobile Industry Review or All About Symbian) or on AudioBoo. If you have a point you feel strongly about we could even invite you to participate in a future episode.

Episode 3 is also available on Soundcloud.

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By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

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