SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--A renaissance is under way in the world of mobile-application development.
Less than five years ago, developers were just beginning to create high-bandwidth media apps with the help of freshly-introduced 3G wireless data networks. But the carriers weren't quite ready to open up that fire hose. Nor were the hardware makers, who were creating hardware designed mainly for business users who wanted to check e-mail and play a hand or two of solitaire.
Fast forward to now. Both sides are reaching a kind of equilibrium. Smart phones and handhelds like the iPod Touch, Nintendo DSi, and … Read more