Tomorrow’s technology world is a post-app world. Software yes. Individual downloadable device apps, no. The functionality of apps will reside in the cloud and be seamless. All will be powered by open software, developed by coders and engineers whose open source proclivities will live into eternity – or until some science fiction event reverts us to privatism.
Code and software are the blood of technology, downloadable apps are the plaque.
This all became clearer today when I read of Microsoft’s purchase of GitHub. MSFT will learn much (restraint included) by properly feeding and managing GitHub – a platform for developers to share, store and discuss code. Together, they will populate the cloud and allow the Software-Of-Things to merge our online and offline futures.
Software-of-things. Hmm, I like it.