Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Nov 2009 19:48 UTC
Apple "Continued issues with the App Store approval process are prompting developers to shun the platform entirely. Though there are tens of thousands of other developers pumping out over 100000 iPhone apps, will continued migration away from iPhone development result in less quality software for the platform? Worse yet, will users even care?"
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Quality assurance
by zkhizo on Mon 16th Nov 2009 21:43 UTC
zkhizo
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2009-01-26

I feel for the developers, I'm just a user, and I rather enjoy the fact that every app, at least so far, didn't crash, or cause the iphone grind to a holt, or was a total crap otherwise. Check the apps in android market and other venyes for apps for the android, I bet a good number of them are crashy crappy apps. I'm not even mentioning the pathetic mess that are symbian and Windows Mobile.
If Apple wants to keep holding the user experinece in high standard, then apparantly there's a price for that, though I'm sure they can be more clear about the standards and not be so opaque.

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RE: Quality assurance
by werpu on Tue 17th Nov 2009 08:24 in reply to "Quality assurance"
werpu Member since:
2006-01-18

Well it is not as bad, from all the apps I have encountered on the market you can count the apps which crash on one hand, and those are mostly ones coded with C and bound against a special version of android and never updated.
You usually can read it in the comments if it is so. From 100 or so I have downloaded 3-4 were crashy and most of them were coded against Android 1.0 on the G1 and never updated.
Dalvik saves a lot of pain in this area WinCE users had to endure, while Dalvik is not the best VM there and definitely not the fastest it is a good starting point for many applications to prevent crash desaster.

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RE: Quality assurance
by Laurence on Tue 17th Nov 2009 10:00 in reply to "Quality assurance"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I feel for the developers, I'm just a user, and I rather enjoy the fact that every app, at least so far, didn't crash, or cause the iphone grind to a holt, or was a total crap otherwise. Check the apps in android market and other venyes for apps for the android, I bet a good number of them are crashy crappy apps. I'm not even mentioning the pathetic mess that are symbian and Windows Mobile. If Apple wants to keep holding the user experinece in high standard, then apparantly there's a price for that, though I'm sure they can be more clear about the standards and not be so opaque.


So your whole point of view is baised on an assumption that other platforms do not have stable apps like the iPhone does?

Edited 2009-11-17 10:02 UTC

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RE: Quality assurance
by WereCatf on Tue 17th Nov 2009 10:08 in reply to "Quality assurance"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Check the apps in android market and other venyes for apps for the android, I bet a good number of them are crashy crappy apps. I'm not even mentioning the pathetic mess that are symbian and Windows Mobile.

You're just guessing here, and it's rather clear which camp you're cheering for. I have a Symbian phone and so far all the apps I use are stable as a rock. I doubt the situation is any different for Android either.

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