The best mobile development platform for hobbyist programmer - Final words
Finally the frenzy had ended and no more than 5-6 visitors online at a time :), never thought I would be happy about the fact that hordes of people are not visiting the blog. I was about to shift my blog to http://vivekjishtu.com and in a way it was good that I did not. In the last 2 days more than 10K people visited the blog. That site would have collapsed within the first 20-30 minutes.
I got all sorts of comments, some good, some bad and a few ugly ones. I've still not gone over the comments on slashdot and probably will not go through them anytime soon :P
After all the frenzy I realized that even though I like .net as a platform for development but the fact is that it is expensive to buy the development platform. Given these circumstances Java ME (The platform formally known as J2ME), it almost sound like "Symbol," "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince" wins hands down. Putting BREW in there made no sense 'cause its almost impossible for a hobbyist to get their applications on a BREW phone without going through the carriers. For most people it would be impossible to get their applications on the phones.
Blackberry uses Java so no point in thinking of it as another platform. Though again you would have to pay $100 for a key. Just got that as a comment I have not confirmed it and if you think its wrong just leave a comment.
That was more or less it, and now I should better get to work with the other projects. Will be writing about them soon. Its got to do with AJAX, HTML, CSS and caching. Incase you are interested don't forget to subscribe to the feed.
UPDATE: Since the last time I wrote this things have completely changed. As of January 2011 here are the new contenders.