Choosing the smart phone operating system for developing mobile applications

Elia Palme, Chuan Hoo Tan, Juliana Sutanto, Chee Wei Phang

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Technological advancements and market competition in the smart phone business are becoming more evident. In this article, we examine the decisional deliberation of the mobile application operating system (OS), to epitomize the development of the smart phone technology and its market. Specifically, we consider the OS vendor's market strategy, the preferences of individual and corporate buyers and the inclinations of mobile application developers in general when making decisional choices for OS adoption. It is through this analysis of the various factors and their current developments that we seek to inform organizational managers and/or individual developers on choosing the appropriate smart phone OSs. In order to evaluate the smart phone OSs we present a benchmark method based on six dimensions, namely: security, individual and organization buyer choice, market growth, ease of implementation and net revenue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEC 2010 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Electronic Commerce
Subtitle of host publicationRoadmap for the Future of Electronic Business
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, ICEC 2010 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20104 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference12th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, ICEC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI


  • Buyer's choice
  • Market development
  • Market growth potential
  • Mobile commerce
  • Operating systems
  • Security
  • Smart phone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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