The mobile widget platform market is expected to grow at an 80% CAGR reaching $1.3 billion in 2013, according to ARCchart. This growing opportunity is emerging from a changing environment where mobile device users demanding compelling and functional mobile applications and access to the mobile Internet.
A mobile widget is a small, specialized mobile application that executes outside the browsers and provides access to the mobile internet. Widgets can provide better user experiences than a browser and are more flexible than mobile applications.
This white paper presents an analysis of the mobile widget platform market, as well as metrics supporting a mobile carrier’s business case for adopting a mobile widget platform. The analysis provides a better understanding of what constitutes a mobile widget platform and identifies who the players are in the market. Vendors profiled include Access, mPortal, Opera, Surf Kitchen, Myriad Group, Qualcomm, and Nokia.