Android Thoughts - Opinions, News, Advice & Reviews on Android Devices

Be sure to register in our forums and post your comments - we want to hear from you


Apple Thoughts

Loading feed...

Laptop Thoughts

Loading feed...

Digital Home Thoughts

Loading feed...





All posts tagged "developer"


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Android Losing Developer Share to iOS

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:58 PM

http://9to5mac.com/2011/07/14/flurr...verizon-iphone/

"The second-generation Apple tablet and the arrival of a CDMA version of iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network together worked like magic to re-new interest in the iOS platform."

So even though there are reports of unhappy developers, iOS continues to be the platform that developers are using. Android lost about 8% in developer support from Q1 to Q2, dropping from 36% to 28% according to the survey. Interesting that we are seeing these developments after the Verizon iPhone arrival, so perhaps the huge numbers that Android was able to achieve prior were just because no one wanted to go to AT&T and would rather go Android. Now that they have a choice, they appear to be moving to iOS, at least the developers are seeming to move that way. What are your thoughts?


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Amazon Appstore A Mobile Train Wreck?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Talk" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/amaz...disaster-2011-7

"Amazon's Android Appstore is a "disaster," says Swedish game developer BitHack in a scathing blog post (via GigaOm)."

I know from a user stand point the Amazon Appstore falls quite short when compared to the Android Market but it appears to be just as lacking from a developer standpoint. Everything from long app approval times even for updates to changing the prices the developer wants to charge for the app. Not really a good way to win the hearts and minds of developers around the world Amazon.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WWDC Survey from Piper Jaffray and the Results Are Interesting to Say the Least

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...te_for_mac.html

"A new survey of attendees at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference found that nearly half of iOS developers attending the conference support Android, while just 7 percent write applications for the Mac."

Interesting survey to say the least, done by Piper Jaffray at the WWDC last week and released Monday. 45 developers were polled about a variety of topics. One interesting tidbit, while 47% of them also write for the Android platform, they prefer the monetization and ease of development via the Apple way versus how Google handles it. This comes on the heels of another survey that shows of all developers, 67% write for Android while 59% write for iOS. Both are up over last years survey by roughly 10%. That is a lot of growth, and while Android is outpacing iOS, they also found that iOS users are more likely to purchase apps.

Granted, these are developers that all develop for iOS, but 51% of them also said that they saw greater potential for growth from iOS than Android. If you were to ask the 47% who write for Android however, 66% of them say Android has the higher potential. These are all just opinions of course, but educated ones from people that have been in the application business so you can't just write off what they say. I think the biggest point of all of this is that only 7% actually are writing for Mac. What do you think that is saying for the Mac platform?


Friday, June 10, 2011

In New Survey Developers Pick Android Over iPhone

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android News" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile...prefer-android/

"A new survey from Vision Mobile and Bluevia finds that Android is the most popular mobile platform amongst developers, with 67 percent of mobile developers indicating they're developing for Android in 2011-that's an 8 percent improvement over 2010."

We have a winner, folks! A new survey just released from Vision Mobile and Bluevia found that Android is the most popular platform for developers! But not far behind is development for iPhone. Does this mean that Android is slated to be the market leader in years to come?


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Feed the Addiction; Help Zynga Develop FarmVille for Android

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 08:30 AM

http://androinica.com/2010/09/22/fa...e+Android+Blog)

"Zynga, maker of the huge hit Facebook game "FarmVille," is one of the latest studios to move into making games for Google Android."

Calling all developers! Zynga has a job posting for an Android software engineer which means that, even though it is not formally announced, FarmVille will most likely be available for Android in the future. As well as FarmVille, Zynga also has the highly popular Mafia Wars and Frontier Ville, which may join the Android community too. While FarmVille game play may be slightly limited (check out FarmVille on Apple devices), this is still great news for the die hard fans who will be able to tend to their farms on the go and not to return to a homestead with withered crops! Not that I would know how it feels...


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

YAPPER - Another Android Development Tool for Non-Developers

Posted by Don Sorcinelli in "Android Articles, Resources & Developer" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.androidguys.com/2010/09/...m+(AndroidGuys)

"While at the APPNATION Conference last Monday and Tuesday, I had the opportunity to meet with several people talking about some cool things that are being released for Android. One that caught my eye right away with the new Yapper 2.0, an online app development tool for people who might not be as code savvy as they need to be.I think that there is a bit of desire in everyone who is involved in the Android community to be a developer of some sort. I heard time and time again about how people have a great idea for an application, but simply do not have the know how to actually code and create that app themselves. (I probably need to admit here that I am one of those people who secretly desires to be a wicked cool dev) So when I was able to interview Nicole Demeo from from Yapper, I was instantly interested as the folks there have created a HTML 5 powered web app to help those of us who are code challenged be app developers."

Over at the AndroidGuys web site, Ray Walters had an opportunity to take a look at a tool that is similar in nature to Google's own App Inventor for Android. The simple premise - provide an application development platform that does not require programming knowledge. As a software developer, I am always a bit wary of tools of this sort. They are definitely anything BUT new in concept; I recall seeing similar types of applications over 20 years ago. The usual issues with these types of solutions happen when the "developer" wants to step outside of the limitations of the tool and do something unsupported. Either it's difficult at best, or downright impossible at worst. However, if the application needs are focused and fall within the tool's capabilities, however, YAPPER may be worth a look.


Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Reviews & Articles

Loading feed...

News

Loading feed...

Sponsored links