As most mobile computing applications are dependent on services in the cloud, it's only natural that the applications running across these platforms would start to become almost indistinguishable.
That's exactly the goal that the folks at Appcelerator, providers of the Titanium integrated development environment (IDE) for building mobile computing applications, have in mind with the launch of Appcelerator Cloud Services, which developers using a new release of the Titanium IDE can now use to host run-time instances of their applications.
The mobile computing issues that developers are wrestling with not only involve how to support multiple mobile computing platforms, but also how to build applications that are inherently hybrid given that part of the application resides on the client while other portions of the application reside in the cloud.
At the end of the day it's becoming increasingly clear that mobile and cloud computing are really just two ends of the same application spectrum. As such, the company that makes it easier to approach the development of mobile computing applications in that context is more than likely going to gain adherents in the enterprise. After all, no matter what kind of application it is, IT organizations don't want to spend time stitching together various low-level tools on their own to accomplish what an IDE should be giving them out of the box.