In the smartphone sector we are discerning a competition between Symbian, Apple, and Google for the dominating mobile platform. In the design of their mobile platforms and operating system these organizations use varying degrees of “openness” on different platform elements. We follow a design science approach to construct and apply a framework to better understand how these organizations vary the degrees of openness of different information resources in order to create successful mobile platforms.
Schlagwein, Daniel; Schoder, Detlef; and Fischbach, Kai, "Openness of Information Resources – A Framework-based Comparison of Mobile Platforms" (2010). ECIS 2010 Proceedings. 163.