Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2012 16:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Exactly six months ago, Eric Schmidt made a remark that in the near future, developers might want to focus on Android first, instead of iOS. While developers haven't moved to Android-first, iOS-later en masse, there's no denying that we're seeing more and more former iOS exclusives move towards Android.
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by kristoph on Fri 8th Jun 2012 04:40 UTC
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It's not about the hackers, it's about the money. Quality development occurs on a platform when money can be made from that platform. And it's really about quality development, not just little things you do for yourself.

Linux has vastly more hackers then Windows and Mac's but it's market share on the desktop has not moved while Mac OS is soaring.

Android, for all it's openness, offers MUCH lower revenue opportunities, it's MUCH harder to support the different OS versions and hardware out there, and there is dramatically more support overhead.

For the current app we're building Android is not even in scope. It's iOS first, Windows 8 second (tablet app). We won't even start work on Android until we know the app has traction.

That's not to say Android is not doing well. It's doing great and the latest versions are awesome but the market is still a pain in the ass.

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