DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 29

Thread: why are droid apps so bad compared to iphone apps

  1. Senior Droid
    heem's Avatar
    Member #
    2790
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    153
    Liked
    3 times
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Big D View Post
    Hey speaking of updates, I was notified that there were updates on the phonne and while it was updating, my phone lost power.

    Is there a place where I can check to see if there are updates to download?
    go in the market, then press the menu button and into downloads. it will show which apps have updates available. Try to read the release notes on the updates if possible to decide if the update is right for you. Remember, just like everything else.. sometimes an update will break functionality. if your app is working just fine you might consider not doing the update right away.
  2. Master Droid
    Big D's Avatar
    Member #
    3531
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    541
    Liked
    5 times
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Here
    #12
    cool thanks.
  3. Senior Droid
    J-Buck's Avatar
    Member #
    3813
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    233
    Phone
    HTC Droid Incredible
    #13
    i'm new, but this is just plain common sense. Ask yourself how long the DROID had been out... Then ask yourself how long the iPhone has been out. Just give it time for the developers to do work. Thats like expecting your kid how to read and write as soon as they come out the womb.
  4. Master Droid
    keiichi25's Avatar
    Member #
    1034
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    364
    Phone
    Motorola Droid (v1)
    #14
    Quote Originally Posted by J-Buck View Post
    i'm new, but this is just plain common sense. Ask yourself how long the DROID had been out... Then ask yourself how long the iPhone has been out. Just give it time for the developers to do work. Thats like expecting your kid how to read and write as soon as they come out the womb.
    Hey, everyone want's their kid to read and write as soon as they come out of the womb. That's called being a parent with high expectations.
  5. Master Droid
    coondogg97's Avatar
    Member #
    1278
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Philly Burbs
    Posts
    378
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #15
    Quote Originally Posted by New2u View Post
    Since my purchase of the phone and my install of probably 30 apps, at least once a day there is an update to one of the apps, if not multiple ones. I love seeing it, knowing they are there working crap out to get it working better.
    The first thing I do in the morning after I get up is see if there are any updates to my apps. I get so excited when I see an update is available. How pathetic..........
  6. Senior Droid
    DroidBoy22's Avatar
    Member #
    7586
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    144
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #16
    I too am waiting for Facebook to be revamped. Syncing with contacts doesn't work out the best without some tweaking, and the Facebook widget is just not right. It never updates the currenct status. The good thing is that it is heading in the right direction. I am very eager to see what will happen within the next few month. I know developers are working hard on it too. There is much to look forward to becuase this phone is capable of doing so much.
  7. Master Droid
    Big D's Avatar
    Member #
    3531
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    541
    Liked
    5 times
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Here
    #17
    Personally, I think the market is moving at lightning speed.

    New stuff every day!
  8. Senior Droid
    DarrellM5's Avatar
    Member #
    2087
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    133
    Liked
    1 times
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus
    #18
    I think it's great that developers are releasing updates rapidly. Now if only there was an automatic update app. to install them. I'd rather see a notification that says "6 applications were updated" followed by a list instead of having to manually install each one.
  9. Senior Droid
    J-Buck's Avatar
    Member #
    3813
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    233
    Phone
    HTC Droid Incredible
    #19
    whats the website for android market?
  10. Junior Droid
    nikolatesla20's Avatar
    Member #
    7835
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    17
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Here
    #20
    IMHO I think it's because the market if full of coders that don't know what they are doing.

    Some major reasons:

    1. Not everyone can afford a device, so they have to code to the emulator. This is fine, and how I started out, but you can't get a quality app without a real device to test on, just the way it is.

    2. It seems like a lot of apps are created by novice programmers. Especially since java is so easy to learn, but if you dont have a lot of programming experience it will show.

    3. Also, the android platform is sort of quirky a lot too, lots of little details that you may not notice right away until you get more experience writing apps on it. If you think "I know java, and android is in java, so I can code something up in 3 days flat!" , well, unless it's just a simple app, you are fooling yourself. It takes time to become properly familiar with application lifetimes, perference saving, permissions, etc. This is not just java, it's actually an O.S. like windows with it's own API and rules to follow, and it takes time to learn how to use them properly.

    4. Lastly, crappy testing. Most coders want to write programs and release them. They don't have much experience in proper testing (or the patience)

    That is why I think a lot of the apps suck. And also we don't yet have any real "money" in it yet, in that we get big companies who actually invest money into an app to make it great. It's probably mostly single developers or small teams that have more limited time and resources.

    -niko
    Last edited by nikolatesla20; 11-23-2009 at 02:53 PM.
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. 10 Must Have (free) Droid Apps
    By sports1691 in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 11-23-2010, 12:22 PM
  2. Iphone apps on droid.
    By brownie in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-15-2010, 05:48 PM
  3. How many DROID Apps Do You Have?
    By DaHarder in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 04-08-2010, 03:26 PM
  4. TOP 10 MUST HAVE Droid Apps
    By Jokool_7777 in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-17-2009, 11:49 AM
  5. top 10 droid apps
    By kellex in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-17-2009, 04:51 PM

Search tags for this page

android apps suck

,

droid apps compared to iphone apps

,
droids are horrible
,
how do droid apps compare to iphone apps?
,
how man apps do droids have compared to iphones
,

iphone apps on droid

,

why android apps so bad

,

why are android apps so bad

,

why are android apps so horrible?

,
why are apps so bad on android
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+