Yahoo! Dropping Blackberry App Development For iPhone, Web Apps
Yahoo! has announced that they are dropping development of their Blackberry app to focus on native iPhone app development and web applications for other handsets. The move is an attempt to restructure in a way they think will be more effective.
“We are reprioritizing some products to help us better deliver the best possible experiences to consumers on mobile,” the company said in the email to applications. “To streamline our services, we will not develop Yahoo! Mobile for smartphones to focus our efforts on mobilizing Yahoo!, improving Yahoo! Mobile for web and Yahoo! Mobile for iPhone as well as developing new and engaging experiences for consumers, partners and advertisers.”
“We are embracing both, apps and browser. We as Yahoo are all about ubiquity,” Taggart said. “We have a renewed appreciation for the browser because they are getting materially better, but you can always do more with an app on your phone. In the immediate time frame you will see a lot more standalone vertical apps coming out of Yahoo.”
[via Apple Insider]