Google, Microsoft, Apple: You can’t just sell the OS for so long, you need apps in there!

A while back, during a technical discussion on a mobile app project, I made an argument with my colleagues that mobile OSes will soon become irrelevant, as people will look for supported apps on the OS and not the OS and underlying features of the OS, so any companies trying to sell on OS features have to change their strategy, and one of the ways is to buy or copy the popular apps into their own OS/ecosystem to stay relevant… apps wise, when nobody would care about the OS.

While Google and Microsoft are already started to prove it right, one step at a time (Google drive, One drive, messaging, keyboards etc.), there came the first round of huge rip-offs from Apple at WWCD, taking on Dropbox, Whatsapp, Skitch, Home Automation apps, and many more.

I think I was right… it has started already. What do you think?

uTorrent for Mobile

Wait a minute… you think you can leech some bits of torrents from every public hotspot that comes your way? No sir, that’s not the case (at least for now). This neat piece of software is not a torrent client, it actually lets you control the uTorrent from your mobile, ideally on Wi-Fi in home or office, where you have uTorrent running with WebUI installed.

I just happen to setup WebUI for myself and had this wild idea to get the remote control on my mobile, and guess what, “Your best idea is already copyrighted.” proves true again!

These guys here have done a great job actually. The uTorrent Remote Control is done in J2ME, with a simple interface, lets you control and monitor torrent activity on your uTorrent application.

I also found some other useful bits here on the same site, but I’m in love with this torrent thingy I tell you that. Go try it for yourself!


// ch3ckmat3