All weekend long I saw Twitter and Twitter message talking about impending market turmoil and a recession in the US. And this got me thinking. How might a further economic downturn affect web services, such as Google Doc? After 10-minutes of head banging, I come away with the view that these types of services will do even better. Why? Because they have lower costs to entry and are cheaper to maintain.
Does this mean Office is going to slide into oblivion over the next couple of years. Absolutely not. However, an economic shakeup is very likely to shake up the “PC” market further.
As much as I love developing dekstop-style apps, experiences will keep moving online and onto smaller and smaller devices–both which require rethinking of what a good app is.