The BBC Trust today responded to a complaint the broadcaster
favored iOS devices when it comes to adding features to its
catch-up on demand iPlayer service for Android phones. This
complaint was rejected because the Trust found “no evidence” to
suggest iOS had been “unfairly favored.”
Instead of pro-Apple favouritism, the Trust found a series of
quite logical reasons why Android lagged iOS when new features
were added to iPlayer, mostly surrounding the “complexity and
expense” of developing for Android.
The company also noted a couple of other logical reasons why
developers dealing with limited time and budget would opt for
Apple’s mobile OS:
- Engagement is higher on Apple devices
- Android is fragmented
- Android development is complex and expensive
OK, but other than that, how did you enjoy developing for Android, Mrs. Lincoln?