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:
- Android lets developers have access to the dialer so that app
developers can watch who calls you and who you call.
- 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.
- 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.