Why no Guidelines for Windows or Blackberry Apps?
I was very surprised that NIST did'nt take the time and effort to also come up with Effective Guidelines List for Windows and RIM.
Sure,I am not disputing that Android and iOS are easily the dominant Mobile OSes(who control more than 70% of the smartphone market between themselves currently) but the other Two OSes are not something which can and should be neglected going ahead.
Windows in particular is finally gaining traction(especially at the Low-End) and I won't be surprised if they do go head to head with Android in the next 2 years or so.
The Lumia range is definitely turning heads currently and the HTC One Windows Phone is very catchy too.
What happens then?
Why not more coverage?
Lets also not forget the massive weakness in Smartphone Memory which was recently exploited at Defcon to show easy it is to break into Gmail App and many other such similar apps.
The Other apps hacked included H&R Block, Newegg, WebMD, Chase Bank, Hotels.com and Amazon.
I am hoping NIST does'nt take this issue lightly.
After all,the pace at which Android Malware is exploding(almost in tandem with increased Android Adoption) knows no bounds currently.
Alternative Mobile OSes need to see much coverage primarily because Privacy Conscious Consumers will look for them.
Even Samsung recently decided to push TIZEN in tandem with Intel .
We definitely do need more App Stores and OSes covered than just the Big Two.