why are droid apps so bad compared to iphone apps

Discussion in 'Android Applications Discussions' started by tktouch12, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. J-Buck

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.......... :icon_rolleyes:
     
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    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.
     
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    Personally, I think the market is moving at lightning speed.

    New stuff every day!
     
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    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.
     
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    whats the website for android market?
     
  8. nikolatesla20

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    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
     
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    what is the current # of android apps? is a running list kept anywhere? (android market site does not list this info). I just keep hearing that there are 10,000 apps, but that's all I know
     
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    I don't understand the Problem with Facebook..I just go there from the Browser..I think it looks just like it does on my laptop.. I know you have to zoom alot..but that is only a Problem when my fat fingers hit a hyperlink instead of the zoom button..
     
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    It's market.android.com, BUT, you're going to see tops 4 pages of apps which is less than 1/10th of 1% of the total apps. There's a disclaimer on the market site that to view all the apps, you need an Android handset.

    All the Droids in Verizon stores are fully functional and you can browse the market directly from them. I mention this because I see you're currently listed as using a BB.
     
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    There's also AndroLib, Find all applications and games available in the Android Market for your Android Phone, HTC Dream, HTC Magic etc..., but even that has problems as it lists Bonsai Blast which doesn't exist in the Market on the phone.
     
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