Report: Android losing developers to iOS
Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:31 AM
Google focused only on getting the eyeballs it seems and not facilitating the sale. When you target market share sometimes you end up carrying a large portion of the market that has little interest in spending additional money on purchases.
Android may continue to grow share on lower cost phones but that may not bring in more revenue for Google advertising or the app developers. It seems like a failed strategy.
Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:16 AM
Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:45 AM
Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:32 PM
Nicely stated as I was about to make the same points. A half dozen or so reliable analyses coming to the same conclusion merits attention but a single entity? As much as I continue to wish Apple well for the work they do and the standards they set more actual evidence needs to be provided to draw any real conclusions as to the whether the headline from InfoWorld or Flurry is valid.
Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:20 PM
Posted 17 July 2011 - 05:11 PM
This post has been edited by myapplezone: 17 July 2011 - 05:12 PM
Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:42 PM
The bottom line (and something which can't be argued) is that it's at least an interesting data point. As time passes we'll have chances to gather additional data points, and when we put all that data together, perhaps it'll become some sort of information worthy of producing some sort of a conclusions. No real point in getting ourselves too worked up until then, though.
Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:25 PM
That is, in my opinion, too sanguine an outlook. With the number of Android devices continuing to grow, the prospects for an end to fragmentation are less than zero. It is, after all, the multiplicity of Android devices - and the lack of standardization of same - that is the root cause of fragmentation. Despite the fact they make the OS, Google has no real control over the Android platform. No, fragmentation is an intrinsic part of Android and to the extent it makes developing for the platform more difficult, the iOS will continue to attract a majority of developer support. The only potential cloud on the horizon for iOS app development is the possibility of market saturation. At this point that is only a theoretical possibility. As long as iOS device sales remain robust, theoretical is all the notion of app market saturation will ever be.
Posted 17 July 2011 - 08:27 PM