Android overtaking iOS? - Developers leaving iOS?

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Poll: Android overtaking iOS? - Developers leaving iOS? (27 member(s) have cast votes)

Which mobile platform is the trend favoring?

  1. Android (23 votes [85.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 85.19%

  2. iOS (4 votes [14.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.81%

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Re: Android overtaking iOS? - Developers leaving iOS?

Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:11 PM

View PostCTphpnwb, on 06 May 2013 - 02:45 PM, said:

How do you not get that this is not about which device/OS is better? It's about what's economically better for developers and customers alike in the economy we live in.



Okay, what's your take-away? Suppose you've convinced me that I should listen to you. What should I, a developer, do?

If I listen to my admittedly faulty brain, it tells me to follow the model I sketched out before - build an app in android (because I'm a java guy) and get my buddy Serge to rewrite it for iOS if it takes off. If I were an Objective-C guy, I'd do it the other way around.

If that's not the right thing to do, what should I do instead?
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Re: Android overtaking iOS? - Developers leaving iOS?

Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

View PostCTphpnwb, on 06 May 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:

View Postsupersloth, on 06 May 2013 - 12:38 PM, said:

nintendo is way better than playstation, you guys.

How do you not get that this is not about which device/OS is better? It's about what's economically better for developers and customers alike in the economy we live in.

By the way, in case anyone isn't convinced here's a link for Mac vs PC profits. And just to be extra clear, I point that out because part of the Android pitch is that Apple will "lose" mobile the way it "lost" the PC wars. I'm sure Apple hopes so. If forty five percent of an entire industry's profits is losing then I'd love to lose too.

nintendo is way better at creating profitability for developers and savings for gamers than playstation in the economy we live in, you guys.
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Re: Android overtaking iOS? - Developers leaving iOS?

Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:28 PM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 06 May 2013 - 03:11 PM, said:

If I listen to my admittedly faulty brain, it tells me to follow the model I sketched out before - build an app in android (because I'm a java guy) and get my buddy Serge to rewrite it for iOS if it takes off. If I were an Objective-C guy, I'd do it the other way around.

If that's not the right thing to do, what should I do instead?


You use a platform like PhoneGap and write it in Javascript with HTML5 and then it works on both, and has less features. Win!!!!
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Re: Android overtaking iOS? - Developers leaving iOS?

Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:47 AM

View Postsupersloth, on 06 May 2013 - 09:38 AM, said:

nintendo is way better than playstation, you guys.


That is an opinion we share, friend.
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Re: Android overtaking iOS? - Developers leaving iOS?

Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:39 AM

i don't have that opinion.
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:58 PM

Couldn't resist:
http://blogs.compute...nies-apple-bias
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Re: Android overtaking iOS? - Developers leaving iOS?

Posted 13 June 2013 - 09:00 AM

You should maybe work on your willpower then...
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