ISA 2011: Small Developers Don’t Need to Sell Out Yet

For many small developers on Facebook or the iOS, the future likely looks like an intimidating place. The largest social platform, Facebook, failed to produce any major new companies in 2010 that weren’t already heavily capitalized; smartphones look like an attractive market, but growth points like in-app payments for Android or better distribution on the iPhone are unpredictable. Our last panel of the day at Inside Social Apps considered whether these small players should consider selling.