I didn't make it to the last Mobile Monday London, but two things really struck me about the presentation from David Wood of Symbian:
- The fragmentation slide: "it's always quicker to release a device-specific solution than put that functionality into the (re-usable) platform and then to a device", "suppliers dislike helping their competitors", "suppliers don't like source code changes made by their competitors". Anyone know of a Googly response to this, I'm sure this slide was aimed at them?
- The Lean/Agile emphasis at the end of the slide, explicitly calling out Toyota as an example to be learned from. I'm quite surprised, even for a relatively developer-focused event like Mobile Monday, to see a large business like Symbian make this approach part of its offer.