Experts: Don't try to copy Web 2.0 directly to phones

By , IDG News Service |  Mobile & Wireless

Wood expects to see growing interest from Web 2.0 companies in the mobile space, in part due to "intense competition" for users on the Web. But he warned application developers not to regard the smartphone as "an impoverished version of the PC."

The phone has a number of upsides that developers can take advantage of, such as the ability to add useful information to content like location data. In addition, because people tend to carry their phones with them almost everywhere, the phone, with a camera, is available "at the point of inspiration," Wood said.

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