As is so often in the world, the technology industry is cyclical. Looking back at the past two decades of developer conferences, and precisely what each platform company releases as new features to their platforms, we can divide the ebbs and flows of platform feature into two buckets. The first bucket contains elements that are truly new, and enable new use cases and behaviors. The second bucket contains features that build on existing features and make them better and more useful for users of the platform. In one cycle, a platform has an opportunity to show us the future, and in other cycles, a platform has an opportunity to help us be more productive and efficient.
Ben Bajarin is a Principal Analyst and the head of primary research at Creative Strategies, Inc - An industry analysis, market intelligence and research firm located in Silicon Valley. His primary focus is consumer technology and market trend research and he is responsible for studying over 30 countries. Full Bio View all posts by Ben Bajarin