droid apps vs app store apps
coming from the iphone that i have used for several years... this is my first android phone..
why are all the android apps less robust than the iphone apps - seems like most are very basic and the graphics on some are very weak... also the price difference for similar if not the same apps seems to be more? Can we expect more in the future from some of the same developers like popcap games to port the same games to the android?
07-18-2010 08:08 AM
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Well, let's consider what you are asking. iPhone apps (of which most I found useless) have very strict guidelines for acceptance, and have been developing for many, many years.
Android apps really just hit big with Moto Droid. yes, there were Android devices on Tmo, but how many folks really have Tmo? 5? 10 people? That means these apps have been developing for the "big leagues" for a whopping 8 months.
The only app I want for is Fidelity. I wish my bank would develop an app for Android. And I tell this to them daily.
So it is not harder to develop on an android device ' its just that it is starting to gain more popularity. I found an article somewhere that stated popcap was working on porting games to the android devices. Maybe with flash coming out more apps/ games will follow?
I dont think developers use flash when making games. I believe it would drain the battery like crazy. Android is fairly new. iPhone has been out for quite a while. The developers are now realizing that it is a good idea to make both android and iphone apps to make money.
Oh and its more expensive because they dont have that much competition
Yeah iPhone was out for a year before Android was introduced and Apple was really the first one that did a great job when it came to how you get apps on your phone. Don't worry Android will catch up.
Droid-life did an article about a big iPhone game developing company that is porting over a lot of their games by the end of summer so its all coming soon