Tarantula iPhone App on its way!

MaximusMeridus

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It may appear that Android is dominant, but you only have to sit on a London underground tube with nearly every other person zone into an iPhones to realise that Android still has a long way to go to engage with current crowd. The inherent problem with an Android device, and we saw this coming, is the sheer number of devices, resolutions, hardware configurations which is no easy task to develop for and becoming increasingly frustrating for the development community, so much so there are many Android developers moving back to iOS development as development as higher development costs mean lower returns. It will have a huge impact on user experience and will mean that unless Android tackles this huge problem, the quality of Apps will continue to be behind iOS. That unfortunately is the nature of open source, but fair go, Google have done exceptional well considering, however not without lessons from Apple's products.

I have a keen eye on Tarantula enthusiasts' analytics. iPhone still have a strong hold on the mobile medium market with over double that of Android, not to mention the culmination of iOS devices and the surging iPad audience, iOS is the preferred platform for now, however having said that if all projections are true by the experts are true, we should see iPhone/Android neck and next by november 2012, though iPad and iPod will probably still have a strong hold on the market until 2014 and expect Windows Phone to come flying into the charts too. Nevertheless Android won't be too far off especially after feedback from iPhone release.

November 2011
iPhone (iOS) - 56%
Android - 27%
iPad (iOS) - 11%
iPod (iOS) - 4%
BlackBerry - 2%

November 2010
iPhone (iOS) - 74%
iPad (iOS) - 10%
Android - 7%
iPod (iOS) - 4%



Long after? Based on the replies to this thread I get the impression more tarantula keepers have Android phones than iPhones. Maybe that one should be the priority? Just my opinion.


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free free free..mm the the public is so spoilt for choice these days. After all the hard work unfortunately not, the market is small, there would be relatively no returns on advertising and App costs over $5000 to make, but will sell for a heck of lot cheaper than buying a spiderling! If you can buy your mate a beer then you shouldn't worry about this, to be frank, skip the beer, buy him a virtual pint for free(appstore) and show him this App instead! :)

Unlike big brands cementing their reputation or aiming for decent advertising revenue from millions, I am just here to create a useful product for a minority on or off the field, specialists and hobbyists, all my blood and sweat. Oh I hear the violins! Investment is vital to continue to develop this product into something which will be just amazing, I have a super development roadmap lined up, with great functionality to come over the next 6 months that everyone will love.

Will the app be free?
 

MattInNYC

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Yeah, none of that is anything I don't know. I'm not talking about the global market for iOS devices vs. Android devices, I'm talking about the relatively small number of people who will actually be interested in a tarantula app. Have you polled that market? What are the numbers there?
 

MaximusMeridus

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As I already stated, these are the stats for specifically Tarantula related websites(retrieved through visitor browser records), not global market...it is what it is, polls are not accurate ways of collecting information, i.e. sort of people that buy Android may be more or less likely to answer a poll, who knows.. but whatever the polls suggest, there are over twice as many iPhone users as Android looking at Tarantula websites, so they get priority. Android to follow, iPad after then Windows Phone far down the road..

Yeah, none of that is anything I don't know. I'm not talking about the global market for iOS devices vs. Android devices, I'm talking about the relatively small number of people who will actually be interested in a tarantula app. Have you polled that market? What are the numbers there?
 

MattInNYC

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Alright, that answers my question, I guess your giving priority to iOS makes sense then.
 

MaximusMeridus

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Yes, at least that is the share of the market for now, we'll see how the future pans out. I would have loved to have developed platforms altogether but it's a very costly process and with such a small community I need to get traction before moving onto next platform. Having said that, Android architectural plans are being worked on right now but with so many devices and resolutions, its not as easy as iOS development. Will keep you posted.

By the way, nice photos on your flickr! see a few of mine here http://www.flickr.com/photos/22012594@N06/



Alright, that answers my question, I guess your giving priority to iOS makes sense then.
 

MaximusMeridus

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Icon design for iTarantula App

With the launch just weeks away. We need help from you guys. We need someone to come up with a great iPhone App icon design. The chosen one will get the iTarantula App for free and name credits mentioned within the App.

Entries in by 10th February 2012 to

info AT itarantula.mobi

Happy designing :)

P.S. The App will be demonstrated at the BTS Lectures on the 18th February 2012, Bristol, UK, see here
http://thebts.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?7423-BTS-Lectures-amp-Dinner-2012

Book here: https://shop.thebts.co.uk
 
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natebugman

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What's the latest on this? It's been a month since the supposed demo and I've seen and heard nothing about it.
 

Jared781

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cool... guess i need both the App and an Iphone lol
looks like an amzing ap though! great detail
 

Tsmom

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Agreed.. I work with kids who have severe autism and I've been working on apps for communication for a year and a half. Its super time consuming... I get it but thanks for looking at us android people.
 

bravesfan

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It may appear that Android is dominant, but you only have to sit on a London underground tube with nearly every other person zone into an iPhones to realise that Android still has a long way to go to engage with current crowd. The inherent problem with an Android device, and we saw this coming, is the sheer number of devices, resolutions, hardware configurations which is no easy task to develop for and becoming increasingly frustrating for the development community, so much so there are many Android developers moving back to iOS development as development as higher development costs mean lower returns. It will have a huge impact on user experience and will mean that unless Android tackles this huge problem, the quality of Apps will continue to be behind iOS. That unfortunately is the nature of open source, but fair go, Google have done exceptional well considering, however not without lessons from Apple's products.

I have a keen eye on Tarantula enthusiasts' analytics. iPhone still have a strong hold on the mobile medium market with over double that of Android, not to mention the culmination of iOS devices and the surging iPad audience, iOS is the preferred platform for now, however having said that if all projections are true by the experts are true, we should see iPhone/Android neck and next by november 2012, though iPad and iPod will probably still have a strong hold on the market until 2014 and expect Windows Phone to come flying into the charts too. Nevertheless Android won't be too far off especially after feedback from iPhone release.

November 2011
iPhone (iOS) - 56%
Android - 27%
iPad (iOS) - 11%
iPod (iOS) - 4%
BlackBerry - 2%

November 2010
iPhone (iOS) - 74%
iPad (iOS) - 10%
Android - 7%
iPod (iOS) - 4%





---------- Post added 12-15-2011 at 05:05 PM ----------

free free free..mm the the public is so spoilt for choice these days. After all the hard work unfortunately not, the market is small, there would be relatively no returns on advertising and App costs over $5000 to make, but will sell for a heck of lot cheaper than buying a spiderling! If you can buy your mate a beer then you shouldn't worry about this, to be frank, skip the beer, buy him a virtual pint for free(appstore) and show him this App instead! :)

Unlike big brands cementing their reputation or aiming for decent advertising revenue from millions, I am just here to create a useful product for a minority on or off the field, specialists and hobbyists, all my blood and sweat. Oh I hear the violins! Investment is vital to continue to develop this product into something which will be just amazing, I have a super development roadmap lined up, with great functionality to come over the next 6 months that everyone will love.
Wow....how a year and 4 months later can change iOS vs android in market share especially in the US.


http://www.zdnet.com/android-apple-ios-flip-consumer-corporate-market-share-7000011255/
 

Curious jay

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Thanks for the update. I've purchased it.

I think I'll wait for a few updates before using though, as its missing a few of my Ts.
 
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