By Tim Maytom
With the regularity of new announcements from the major mobile players, it’s easy to think that all the progress in the world of smartphones and tablets is being made by five or six companies based in the US, China or Japan, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
In countries all over the world, companies are driving hardware and software innovation, and integrating mobility into businesses in new and exciting ways, often adapting the capabilities of mobile to unique local needs and finding solutions that larger firms are unable to spot.
In smaller markets, firms can be more agile and take advantage of close-knit communities of programmers, developers and entrepreneurs to fuel ideas and support each other, as well as remaining closer to the consumers and businesses they are trying to connect with.
One country that has truly taken advantage of its unique qualities to power mobile development is Israel. Dubbed the ‘startup nation’ by authors Dan Senor and Saul Singer in their 2009 book of the same name, Israel has served as a hotbed of technological innovation and success despite a population of just 8.2m and a relative lack of natural resources. Many venture capitalists consider the Tel Aviv-centred ‘Silicon Wadi’ …read more
Source:: Mobile App News