Developers choose Android over iOS

Developers choose Android over iOSAndroid Community boasts that, in an increasing trend, developers are favouring Android over Apple’s iOS. Android screamed ahead of Apple last year to become the world’s most popular smartphone OS.

Some fancy new graphs show that as well as being the most popular operating system, Android is now the most profitable for app developers.

Advertisers too see dollar signs when they look at Android. Clicks on in-app ads are said to be up to three times higher with Android than iOS.

One developer in particular, namely Spacetime, withdrew its advertising from the iOS version of Pocket Legends, their stupidly popular 3D MMO game, and pumped it into the Android version instead.

Spacetime’s CEO, Gary Gattis, says: “We’ve just been blown away. Android has become our primary interest.”

Gattis reflects: “In some ways, it’s kind of like the wild, wild West, but that’s where the gold rush people made their claim.” True dat, Gar’. True dat.

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 9, 2011 at 19:24

No wonder... Android's Market seems to allow even more rubbish in than Apple's.
Okay, oops, wrong forum. I meant Android serves more users, so obviously it's more tempting. And where else can you sell a photo of a girl in a bikini and call it an 'app' ;)

mikegt3000  Mar. 9, 2011 at 23:14

And your point is?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2011 at 07:39

My point? That Android offers decent devs a wide range of more handsets - i.e. more customers. While even crappy, untalented idiots can 'call' themselves developers. Of course, there's rubbish in all appstores, but from all I have seen, not the blatantly obvious type of rubbish you find for Android. C'mon - 'bikini babe apps' that require updates every other day? LoL
But more seriously, the recent string of 'malware' attacks didn't happen by accident. Those guys are 'developers', too. They too find Android a great opportunity: masses of potential customers and poor security vetting. Sure, it's not as grim as the anti-virus companies want it to appear, but still...it' like with desktops: loadsa folks use Windoze, so windoze gets the most bad programs. Linux is so safe not because one cannot write malware for it - one can. It's so safe cause few people use it and they use it differently. For naughty developers - be it viruses or bikini babe apps - linux users are bad customers ;)
That was my point. And yours? :)

mikegt3000  Mar. 10, 2011 at 17:11

My point is "you do not have to download, or buy the crap!" its called choice, which is usually displayed by evolved lifeforms, but being a Idrone, sorry meant IPhone user you never thought of that

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 10, 2011 at 17:37

I use a Blackberry Bold and Nokia N900 - and until a month ago a Desire HD! I'm quite capable of criticising a product without being an iAnything ;) I also shop in Tesco, though 95pc of their stock is useless junk in my opinion. Can't we all have opinions? ;)
As to your good point that 'I don't need to buy' the bad apps: of course not! Did I question that in anyway?
Is constructive criticism bad? Until not long ago we had to plough through p*rn apps in the Android Market! Debate got that cleaned up a bit.
Are you saying it's 'good choice' that you search for a theme, and are instead offered dozens and dozens of wallpaper 'apps'? Is it nice of developers to deliberately mis-tag apps?
Android has its strengths - more so than iOS imho. That does not mean we cannot talk about the teething problems of a relatively young OS and its apps sources ;)
We can even do it peacefully. If my sense of humour offended you, consider this an apology of sorts :)

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