Geomerics: developers ‘loathe’ making games for Android

Geomerics: developers ‘loathe’ making games for AndroidIt has to be said, if gaming is your thing, iOS remains the place to be, as it continues to notch up exclusives and see big-name games before the dominant (in terms of market share) Android.

And why is that? Well, there’s piracy for starters (not that it doesn’t happen on iOS), but some guy from some company called Geomerics (who?) says developers “loathe” creating games for Google’s ubiquitous OS.

The chap in particular is Chris Doran, founder of Geomerics, which provides software to help developers incorporate light into their wares.

His anti-Android comments come from the annual Games Developers Conference (GDC), which is – as the name suggests – very developer-centric.

Doran moans that Google “just doesn’t put enough love into [graphics]”, and that developers simply “have to do it” – referring to Android’s global dominance on the smartphone scene.

However, Samsung technical marketing manager Michael Ludden jumped to Android’s defense, pointing out that developers weren’t overly fond of iOS at first, but as development tools improve, so does the overall development experience.

Hey, could be worse; you could be developing for Windows Phone (joke).

via: Android Community

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 31, 2013 at 12:44

Samsung technical marketing manager Michael Ludden jumped to Android’s defense, pointing out that developers weren’t overly fond of iOS at first

"at first", eh? Google's Market opened in October 2008, right? Four, four and a half years ago (I have no calendar).... So how long is "at first"?

Now, obviously, Doran didn't just moan about graphics"

“Just putting your game in the app store isn’t good enough anymore, “said Geomeric’s Doran. “Marketing is unfortunately going to go through the roof.”


So, maybe that ticks him off? A bubble that doesn't just grow and grow and makes cute little baby bubbles? Having to do marketing in 2 segments of the same pie? OMG, can't have that.

SpeedyG  Mar. 31, 2013 at 14:04

Seems like an old guy moaning for the sake of moaning and not willing to look to innovate to bring something exciting to the table.

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