Developers focus on the iPhone too much

Mobile platform strategist Peter-Paul Koch has written an article entitled The iPhone monoculture. Within, he links to people concerned about the WebKit monoculture they say is occurring, and which was partly behind a recent spat over CSS vendor prefixes. Koch believes such sentiments are not helpful and are in fact clouding a bigger and more dangerous problem when it comes to mobile web design.

Koch told us people are misconstructing the problem, which is in fact that many designers and developers only test mobile sites on the iPhone, rather than WebKit having any kind of de-facto monopoly in that space. "But before we can solve the problem, we have to understand what it actually is, and how leading web dev thinkers have – quite unwittingly – helped create the problem by focusing far too much of their attention on the iPhone," he said.

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