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.
Will the app be free?
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?
Alright, that answers my question, I guess your giving priority to iOS makes sense then.
Wow....how a year and 4 months later can change iOS vs android in market share especially in the US.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.
iPhone (iOS) - 56%
Android - 27%
iPad (iOS) - 11%
iPod (iOS) - 4%
BlackBerry - 2%
iPhone (iOS) - 74%
iPad (iOS) - 10%
Android - 7%
iPod (iOS) - 4%
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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.