Linked by gsyoungblood on Tue 20th Jul 2010 18:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless On July 15th the latest Android super-phone was released by Motorola and Verizon Wireless. All hail the Droid X. The release was not without controversy though. The Droid X, while greatly raising the bar for Android phones in general, does so at the expense of the very power users and community that made the original Droid the gotta-have phone it became. Alienating this group may have far reaching consequences for Motorola.
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RE: good thing
by izomiac on Tue 20th Jul 2010 22:32 UTC in reply to "good thing"
izomiac
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2006-07-26

It sounds like your applications are making invalid assumptions and crashing as a result. This generally results from not looking beyond "it works on my machine" and not doing proper error checking nor checking if something exists before using it. While it is a lot easier to program that way, it doesn't produce high quality code.

Getting mad at your users for giving their honest opinion of your code is counterproductive. Rather than let your programs crash, pop up an error message explaining what it is that is lacking on their OS. Then your users will pressure the ROM makers to provide that functionality.

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