June was never so idiosyncratic as this year's in terms of mobile software development. In the span of just a few weeks, Apple unveiled its iOS 6 operating system update, followed in quick succession by the introductions of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 and Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.
All three upgrades not only signals steps forward for their respective platforms, but also present new challenges for developers looking to create and distribute applications optimized for all segments of the mobile subscriber population, regardless of the user's OS or device. Those complexities were a central theme of Qualcomm's Uplinq 2012 developer conference, which took place in San Diego in late June.
Rob Chandhok, President of Qualcomm Internet Services and SVP of Software Strategy, in a conversation with FierceDeveloper contributor Jason Ankeny talked about about the obstacles and opportunities impacting cross-platform app development moving forward and the role Qualcomm will play in that future. He stressed that HTML5 is still one of their key focuses.
To read this full conversation visit: http://www.fiercedeveloper.com/story/qualcomms-rob-chandhok-predicts-future-cross-platform-development-and-progr/2012-07-01