Speaking of Developing for Android First, Some Really Are

Robert Scoble:

Maluuba isn’t the only company that has told me that iOS is behind. Glympse’s CEO, Bryan Trussel, told me his team develops its contextual mapping app on Android first, then moves it to iPhone.

Why is this? A few reasons:

  1. Android lets developers have access to the dialer so that app developers can watch who calls you and who you call.
  2. Android lets developers look at the wifi and bluetooth radios on the phone so app developers can build better systems to track where you are, who you are near, and whether you are near things like your car.
  3. Android lets developers ship and test without waiting up to three weeks to have their apps approved.

No surprise that two out of three of those are creepy.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012