Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
So they seem to have pulled support for Android for the moment and its not clear when this year it will be switched back on.
Firstly, many thanks for submitting your widget for Android, we've been really excited about the feedback from the developer community and we're taking steps to improve our current BETA web run time.
We also wanted you to know that we are making some changes to our consumer storefront for widgets on Android devices. This means that unfortunately we are currently unable to accept any more widget submissions for the Android platform at this time. We plan to have things ready for you later in the year.
Friday, 16 July 2010
So here's my conclusions:
Android 2.1.update1 - AppleWebKit/530.17 - old version - fail - does not work
iPhone 4 AppleWebkit/532.9 - recent version works well
Bada Wave AppleWebkit/533.1 - even more recent works well
I am amazed that Samsung Bada has the most up to date browser software. Google need to keep up with their competition this is very poor indeed.
Having said all this, the Android 2.1 browser does work with the sencha.com kitchen sink demo and works OK, but quite slow. It's just I am really disappointed that my software which works well on Bada and iPhone will not run on Android 2.1.
Monday, 5 July 2010
It discusses much of the appstore economics and its backed up with real data from 400+ developers. At first reading I thought it was too US centric but at the end it clearly shows 1/2 the developers were from Europe.
Lots of great points but one of the best is the disparity between apps and platforms shown in the graph below...
and major conclusion
"In terms of developer mindshare, our research shows that Symbian and Java ME, which dominated the developer mindshare pool until 2008, have been superceded by the Android and iPhone platforms"
well worth a read..