In the last 10 years, with the rise of Apple devices and the mobile movement, applications must be cross-platform to survive. But lately, with Android or the Chrome browser, we see a new trend emerging where devices are created to be compatible with specific OS or applications. I call this Trans-Application.
I figured, we're already using the cross-platform, cross-device and cross-console when we refer to software compatibility, now we need a prefix for device compatibility.
Applications are gaining more and more power. Getting to FaceBook is more important than the way you get to it. Would you be surprised if there was a FaceBook tablet? It's not that crazy since 10 years ago people would have laughed at you if you had mention the possibility of a Chrome Book laptop.
Devices will soon have to conform to more than OS demands but probably to applications demands.
Trans-Application... or maybe Trans-App.