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[3]: Android Dev
by dsmogor on Fri 8th Jun 2012 06:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Android Dev"
dsmogor
Member since:
2005-09-01

Aren't you just an exception? I heard WP development required $100 key to fully utilize SDK or use the store (don't remember).
As for MS giving out devices, they had to generate that %1 marketshare somehow ;) .

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RE[4]: Android Dev
by Nelson on Fri 8th Jun 2012 07:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Android Dev"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Not really, dev registration is also free if you're a student, or part of Nokia's developer network. Nokia seeds thousands of phones (They sent me a Lumia 800).

Anyone who really shows initiative can realistically get a device if obtaining one is an issue. Nokia is currently running a contest whereby you submit two apps and they send you a free phone.

The barrier for entry is significantly lower than Android.

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RE[5]: Android Dev
by bnolsen on Fri 8th Jun 2012 13:51 in reply to "RE[4]: Android Dev"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

The barrier for entry is significantly lower than Android.


For now until MS controls that market (if they ever do).

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RE[5]: Android Dev
by Modafinil on Fri 8th Jun 2012 20:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Android Dev"
Modafinil Member since:
2012-04-28

Not really, dev registration is also free if you're a student, or part of Nokia's developer network. Nokia seeds thousands of phones (They sent me a Lumia 800).

Anyone who really shows initiative can realistically get a device if obtaining one is an issue. Nokia is currently running a contest whereby you submit two apps and they send you a free phone.

The barrier for entry is significantly lower than Android.


Free phone? Where do I sign up?

I've never written any C# code but it seems close enough to C++ and Java for me to pick it up quite quickly.

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