Motorola’s Dev Blog is absolutely right when they say, “very seldom does such an opportunity come along to enter an emerging market when it’s, well…emerging.” They’re also on point in suggesting that China is perhaps the single most untapped smartphone market in the world. Now they’re urging developers to cash in by getting a head start and early exposure in the brand new app store.
Although Motorola announced Shop4Apps a few days ago, the latest article is an attempt to attract developer support. If I was a developer this is an opportunity I would most DEFINITELY jump on. With several Motorola Android handsets coming out in China, users will be scouring the market for both paid and free apps. This is a tremendous chance to start building your download count and ratings early on in the game.
The Shop4Apps system is actually called in Chinese which means “Place for Apps Wisdom” when translated directly. Similarly, developers would be wise to get ready and benefit from advantages of early distribution.
Don’t tell us we didn’t warn you!