Why are There no Big Apps

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  1. ben96

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    Why are there so many developers making apps like We Rule,Ask.com,and others for the iphone and not Android.It doesn't make much since why they would wanna make apps for the iphone and not the droid.
     
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    Keep in mind the iPhone had a two year start. Currently, there are over 100k apps in the market and the number of Android users and developers is growing daily.
     
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    For the same reason there are more developers for Windows than OS X, the market is bigger. However, unlike the computer market the smart phone market is volatile. Android will likely challenge and even surpass the iPhone user base in a year or so.

    There are other reasons developers might prefer the iOS market, but this is the big one. Everything else can be overcome if developers see some real profit potential.
     
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    Honestly im a bit disappointed with the lack of games android has compared to iphone. Almost makes me wish I held out for an iphone. Im hoping it gets better though.

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    iPhone is directed at kids- thus it as many games, for kids are easily bought with such nonsense ;)
     
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    While I am disappointed in the lack of quality games compared to what iPhone has, that shouldn't be a deciding factor on getting a smartphone. I have an iPod touch for the games, but otherwise I prefer the droids.
     
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    And be one of the Sheep?....No Thanks.
    Android Rocks..
     
  8. Droid DOES!!

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    DroidForums junkie!
     
  9. Vulcan1600

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    I can confirm that he is.

    And, if you want games get the iPod Touch, I agree.
     
  10. mbking37

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    Apparently you all got the wrong message from my post.

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  11. Droid DOES!!

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    Clarify for us?



    DroidForums junkie!
     
  12. hookbill

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    Well, as someone who does have an apple product and does frequent their app store I can explain some of this.

    First, the app store isn't cheap, and to be honest people who have Droids seem to be a little tight with the money. An app that cost 10.00 over there and nobody thinks twice about it people would be outraged about over here.

    For example I have an im Client call im+. $9.95 it does twitter, gmail, aol, etc. People here wouldn't pay that for this type of an app. They'd be hard pressed to pay $5.00.

    The selection of apps I suppose is somewhat better but not that much. I asked for some Role Playing Games for my iPad and I got 4 games to choose from. Not so great if you ask me.

    The grass isn't always greener on the other side.