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iOS is unsustainable says reflex!
wow, i could write a tech blog.
#sensationalist

I'd support you, my friend!
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Visual Studios ROCKS! biggrin.gif

Microsoft really did go out of their way to create an easy to design software tool for developers like me. biggrin.gif

Love Visual Studios so simple, so fast, even kids are using it, woot!

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based on some of the apps, they look like they only took a few days to make anyways... and no, this is nothing like coding for the cell processor.

So much truth to this ^
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Like I've always said, they should have supported webOS.
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I just hope Windows phone takes over Android. Google is hopeless in their multiple attempts to make their mobile OS better.
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I just hope Windows phone takes over Android.

Don't hold your breath.
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I guess what I am saying is the gap between mobile OS and a full fledged OS is closing. How many versions of windows are there, how many different pc configurations monitor sizes. How often do you hear a Dev go well I'm switching to mac OS exclusivity because having to worry about people having igp or Nvidia is to much and doesn't pay off.
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Mika Mobile is a successful studio in the mobile space, this much is inarguable. Whether or not you've heard of them or not, their games' levels of success are measurable, so flippantly saying that this particular developer's change of opinion re: Android profitability carries no weight is simply... an uninformed comment.

Now, some comments based on my opinion of the market:
  1. So long as Android users pirate at or around current rates, Android support will continue to be an afterthought for many studios who are struggling to put out a quality game that isn't a clone of Tiny's Tower 9 or Angry Buttholes 4, or even simply not freemium-based
  2. Windows phone 7 != Windows phone 8. Only time will tell on this one, but it's a bit irrelevant to the issue at hand atm.
  3. Android support is typically a pain for many specific, usually one-off technical reasons, even when working in a cross-platform engine. If you want more details, lmk. Most things relate to bugs with / optimizing the different SoCs used in phones, since multi-display-size coding & multi-screen-density coding is on par with iOS, if done right.
  4. Publishers LOVE Android + iOS delivery promises. Even in light of the lower profitability on Android. That explains the 'PS3 effect' for some of the less indie devs.

Edited by blade19 - 3/11/12 at 1:08am
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post #18 of 40
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I guess what I am saying is the gap between mobile OS and a full fledged OS is closing. How many versions of windows are there, how many different pc configurations monitor sizes. How often do you hear a Dev go well I'm switching to mac OS exclusivity because having to worry about people having igp or Nvidia is to much and doesn't pay off.


Apple has Macs using Nvidia Geforce, AMD Radeon, and Intel HD graphics, so not many Devs I suppose.
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oh look, another anti-android or iOS / pro windows phone article from the same person...

Why is this news?
     
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Originally Posted by DCSRM View Post

oh look, another anti-android or iOS / pro windows phone article from the same person...
Why is this news?

Yes, because I make up all those articles...
Edited by Kauke - 3/11/12 at 6:08am
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