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SachinEE
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11/20/2014 | 10:08:52 PM
Why shouldn't android be the next?
"After writing the iPhone/iPad app, there comes the moment of decision. The worst decision for the #3 player is that the vendor chooses to develop for Android next."

Blackberry of late has lost all the motion in its sales sector which is gradually recovering with the introduction of blackberry passport. It could have reduced this negativity by launching some really good handsets with a lesser price tag, because Android handsets obliterate Blackberry's performance charts easily, and that too at half the price. If they wanted to keep the price then they would have had to generate enough buzz to get positive customer feedback, which they didn't. Naturally developers couldn't risk speding time with Blackberry OS for developing apps and instead chose android because of the flexibility and openness of the OS.
SachinEE
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11/20/2014 | 10:02:58 PM
Re: third = last
"sadly, multiplatform frameworks on mobile only serve to make basic apps cross-platform. by the time the framework maker integrates new iOS or Android APIs, Apple or Google introduces a new OS version, leaving the framework maker to catch up."

This calls for synchornized updates for the app developer and the OS makers. Or what app developers can do is make a basic underlying structure that works accross all versions of operating systems (which may differ in coding, ofcourse, but the underlying algorithm can be same) and easily update the version of the app in case the version of the OS and hence the boundary configuration changes.
Thomas Claburn
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11/20/2014 | 7:00:14 PM
third = last
sadly, multiplatform frameworks on mobile only serve to make basic apps cross-platform. by the time the framework maker integrates new iOS or Android APIs, Apple or Google introduces a new OS version, leaving the framework maker to catch up.


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