a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: The Promise (and Nightmare) of Cross-Platform Software

Steven Sinofsky

Posted June 6, 2014

The announcement by Apple of its new programming language Swift is prompting developers to consider yet again how to tailor their efforts in the battle between iOS and Android. Benedict Evans and Steven Sinofsky discuss the questionable history of cross-platform software, and the strategies for startups building apps today. How developers can build great apps on both of the largest mobile platforms. This platform question is one Sinofsky has been grappling with for a very long time, and which he also explores in this post.