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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RE: android first?
by JAlexoid on Thu 7th Jun 2012 18:51 UTC in reply to "android first?"
JAlexoid
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If you would be developing apps for a living you would be developing for both. Because there is a ridiculously small chance of you making it big in either ecosystem and custom development comes with the requirement of targeting for both iOS and Android.

That is, all substantial orders for custom mobile application development have requirements to be on both platforms at once. And without custom app development you will not get through the time it takes to start making enough in either of the stores.

Also, VC will not invest into any new mobile app anymore. It's not 2009. It's essentially useless pitching any(well... most) mobile app ideas.

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