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[5]: Almost completely wrong
by Laurence on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Almost completely wrong"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

There are plenty of iPad (and/or iOS)-only apps (that are succeeding by the way!) that they don't need your assistance by nonsensically redefining "iPad-only" as "Android support is fragmentary, limited, and secondary." That's just inflating the numbers by an order of magnitude!


Platform specific applications only succeed if they're the very best in that field. However news publications is a preference, not something where one product is "better" than another (though the more learned of us would probably disagree with that last statement, but my point is people often chose a news source based on preference rather than benchmarkable criteria like graphics or included features).

So when there are numerous free online news sites - all of which /are/ cross platform (such is the nature of the web), these guys were painting themselves into a corner by effectively only supporting iOS.

Edited 2012-12-03 21:36 UTC

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RE[6]: Almost completely wrong
by zima on Thu 6th Dec 2012 17:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Almost completely wrong"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

my point is people often chose a news source based on preference rather than benchmarkable criteria like graphics or included features)

I'd say most people choose apps similarly... (especially considering that the biggest mobile category are apparently quick & casual games)

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