DEMO starts with violent death of a fax machine

By , Network World |  Personal Tech, Demo, iPhone apps

Other products displayed Monday morning included AppWhirl, which lets anyone make mobile applications in less than five minutes; AppVoyage, a software-as-a-service platform to publish rich mobile apps to the iPhone and Android app stores; and Visiarc's Mobile Documents, which lets smartphone users read and interact with documents without downloading them.After the presentations, a panel of mobile and venture capital experts discussed mobile trends, noting that the market is taking off but cautioning against vendors trying to do too much.

"I see a good focus on aggregation and solving some fundamental problems in mobile," said Lee Williams, executive director of Symbian. "What I didn't see is a full recognition that don't get in the way of the Internet. I'm a little concerned from that standpoint. You could have too much aggregation, too much in the way of trying to create an application store on top of an application store in the middle of an application store."

DEMO presenters focused a lot on the iPhone, and not so much on Google Android, but Google Ventures partner Wesley Chan predicted great things for Android and said the key for mobile app builders is to build services that work across multiple platforms.

"Android is a platform that's growing," he said. "We're selling 60,000 Android phones a day now."

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