The Fallacy of Android First

April 7, 2014

An important article substantiating what my gut has always told me about Android. Some interesting assertions from the battle-scarred author:

Google’s tools and documentation are less advanced, and less stable, than Apple’s.

Android’s larger install base doesn’t translate into a larger addressable market.

Even when you don’t support older Android versions, fragmentation is a huge drain on resources.

No surprises really, but it’s being said by someone with fresh first-hand experience, and a sprinkle of mea culpa thrown in for good measure.  If we want to be a successful indies, we need to maximize the use of our precious time, and picking a good platform is crucial to the cause.  Android still doesn’t make the bar for me.






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