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Old 04-06-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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Why developers pick iOS over android.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1166...r_android.html

Interesting article. & it makes sense.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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Well well. We were supposed to make love undisturbed here, why an Applefan can come here trolling?



Just joking, I just acted like someone does in the Apple section

Open Source supporters will have to learn from intelligent critics, always. So thanks for the link.

Citizens interested to democratic values will never support things like Ibooks, trusted computing and closed digital environments, despite how enjoyable and trendy could they be.

Living together is more important than just having fun.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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I'm an apple fan but I also want the android platform to succeed as I have an investment in it. I wasn't trolling, I was posting a valid link. I didn't say anything negative Bout android nor bash it's users. I think you may be the one trolling.

I'd like to see google take more control of its AppStore & it's services. It just seems all over the place lately.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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going where the money is I can agree with the article, more iOS devices so more money to be made

making apps for iOS over Android because its easier I dont think I agree with, compare this to desktop computers, there are less models available running OS X compared to machines with Windows, yet windows gets more apps available

I use both platforms and can easily find apps I want (I dont download many though), if a developer doesnt make an app available for one platform I just go to a different developer for a similar app
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Louis, you missed something important in my post:

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Just joking, I just acted like someone does in the Apple section
(I didn't mean it's you). I totally agree there's much to do, seriously.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:18 AM   #6
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I read it until I got to the part where the author claimed that Android owners couldn't figure out how to use wifi. Really? Let me be clear-which OS is the one for tech geeks and which one is for grandmas who like only having one button to push?
Also, since the article in question was about Instagram then this is topical:
Instagram app deepens class warfare between Apple and Android
Typical Apple cult entitlement. (As an iPhone owner I'm allowed to say stuff like that )
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:22 AM   #7
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Typical Apple cult entitlement. (As an iPhone owner I'm allowed to say stuff like that )
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #8
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That article is simply ridden with braindead propaganda statements such as this:

"Earlier this week, Instagram—the beloved iPhone app for snapping, filtering, and sharing photographs—arrived on Android phones, nearly a year and half after the iPhone app’s initial release. Until that time, folks using Android phones could only look on longingly as their iPhone-wielding friends snapped and shared photos on the growing network"

I vaguely recall the name instagram and its connection to iOS. Seems to me like yet another app that applies filters to images and let them share to social networks. No, differently from Apple folks, I'm not in the "this is the miraculous one you should have" camp, obviously. So, no, "could only look on longingly" is hardly how I felt. I have not installed instagram, nor care about this kind of apps in any case.


But the article correctly pinpoints the gist of it:

"Go where the money is"

Obviously people rich enough to buy apple hardware and software have money to spare for thousands of different flashlight, x-rays and fart apps at 99 cents.


That said, as a software developer myself, me and a few other friends are of the opinion that Java development is easier than Object C development, mainly because of automatic memory management.

Still, both Apple and Google should be cautious now, because Microsoft has always won the hearts of developers with easy tools and developing for Windows Mobile in C# and Visual Studio should gain many, many developers... if only the money is there too...
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This comes from a professional developer that I know when I asked him about writing his streaming radio app for Android because their iOS version had certain features that lacked in the Android players:

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Programming in Android is a real PITA and some things like getting streaming audio to work well are far too difficult due to the lack of low level access to the hardware. iOS is much easier to deal with and is programmed directly in C so that is what we will stay with.
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It's of course a paraphrase but I could dig up the email if I needed to, not that any of you would likely know this person. Please note, I am about as far away from an apple fanboy as you can get without being called an all out hater, suffice to say they will not get money out of my pocket.
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:35 PM   #10
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I regret to say your friend is very obviously a low-level C-head with masochist tendencies. He's right at home with Apple's Objective C.

you may point him to:

http://developer.android.com/referen...e-summary.html

to do media streaming in a high-level way.

OTOH, no automatic memory management is also the reason why iOS is usually a bit snappier than Android. A reasonable price to pay for much saner development.
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I vaguely recall the name instagram and its connection to iOS. Seems to me like yet another app that applies filters to images and let them share to social networks.
Until I glanced at this article, I never heard of Instagram.
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Insta-what?

Don’t Bother with Instagram; Here are Five Better Alternatives for Android

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Some cheap brand of instant coffee, perhaps?
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Interesting article. & it makes sense.
I prefer reasoning with numbers and facts at hand, rather speculations:

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-f...ck-2012-3?op=1
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