Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 18:52 UTC
In the News News Corp. has just announced its iPad-only newspaper The Daily will be closed down. What do you know, a platform-specific publication fails in the internet era. I totally did not see this coming at all. Times are changing, people. Platform-specific is so 2007.
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RE: Almost completely wrong
by WorknMan on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 19:47 UTC in reply to "Almost completely wrong"
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

According to that link, it was only on the Galaxy Tab. Not exactly the same thing ;)

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jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Android fragmentation doesn't negate the fact that they've been trying to support Android for a year, or that an initial focus on iOS isn't responsible for their demise, or that Thom was wrong.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

One device, and only through Verizon.

So yeah, this thing was iPad-only.

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bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

You're misrepresenting things by interpreting "available on Galaxy Tab 10.1 using Verizon Wireless" as android fragmentation. It's like blaming Apple if an app is available only for the 3G version of iPad 2 with 32 GB flash. It's an arbitrary, plain stupid restriction.

Now, if the app was available only for Android A.B with a minimum resolution of X by Y, this would be a fragmentation issue, but this isn't.

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

they've been trying to support Android for a year

I really don't get the point of "supporting a platform" for publishing purposes altogether. Isn't there such thing as PDF (Portable Document Format). That's it - platform issues solved. Sometimes people really jump over their heads to create imaginary problems for themselves.

Edited 2012-12-04 06:18 UTC

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Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

Android fragmentation doesn't negate the fact that they've been trying to support Android for a year, or that an initial focus on iOS isn't responsible for their demise, or that Thom was wrong.


Actually, ios apps are designed for morons, just as this "Newspaper" clearly demonstrated.

No wonder it didn't much apeal to non-morons.

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