Venrock VP Dev Khare discusses his thoughts about what makes a good mobile app in this GigaOm post.

Outside of Pandora, the venture capitalist doesn’t mention any music apps specifically, but the points he makes are applicable to all. A few tidbits:

- "As an investor, I get to see several new apps a week and I can’t tell you how many of their UIs are cluttered and fail to make clear the crux of their value fast enough."

- "The mobile apps I use take me to their most valuable features faster than their respective desktop applications do. And to get there, I don’t even need two fingers — just my thumb."

- "The wired web has spoiled developers: It’s given them too much real estate to play with and, as a result, they’ve crammed too much into it."