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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

One response to “Will Free Decimate Freemium/Paid Mobile Apps?”

  1. Rashid Khan

    I fully agree with your analysis that there will continue to be a combination of paid-for and free apps on mobile devices. I also agree that users are getting turned off by ads popping up in their smartphones, and that they are being programmed not to pay attention to these ads. I use the NY Time iPhone app and get ticked off when I see an ad. It is very annoying….

    Your obervation that apps are tied to services and these services cannot all be free is very appropriate. Especially when it comes to business apps. How many businesses want to have their employees start looking at ads in the middle of their work? What happened to the “No Solicitation” signs that every business puts at its doors?.

    I am new and very much interested in the smartphone/mobile application market and have started publishing my thoughts at I will appreciate your feedback and comments.