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Android vs. iPhone development experience

March 26, 2013
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There are a steady stream of posts about which platform makes more sense to develop for, in terms of market size, chances for success etc. This post isn’t about that. This post is about the development experience itself, what it’s like building apps for the two platforms. A few years ago I would have said,…

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Here we go again, Google is nice, Apple is mean

March 18, 2013
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Here we go again, Google is nice, Apple is mean

In a piece titled “How Apple Gets All the Good Apps,” Walt Mossberg points out that Apple’s direct competitors — Google, Microsoft and Amazon — all have official versions of their apps for Apple devices. He asks: So, why do Apple’s rivals help make iPhones and iPads more versatile when Apple doesn’t return the favor? The article portrays…

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“It works on iPad” Choose wisely when considering alternative platforms

July 31, 2012
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For many years, I did my best to avoid the mainstream platform of the day, Windows and Internet Explorer. I used Solaris, Linux, Firefox, and many other alternative platforms as my primary choice whenever possible and only resorted to Windows and Internet Explorer as a last resort and as rarely as possible. Until Max OS X…

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I’m calling BS on “Android Dominance” meme

April 2, 2012
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I’m calling BS on “Android Dominance” meme

We have been reading for quite a while now how Android has surpassed iPhone and taken the number one spot in terms of smartphone shipments. I don’t dispute that number. What I do dispute is whether it really says anything that matters. As I kept hearing more and more about  ”Android’s Dominance” I was seeing…

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Quick update on Macworld iWorld 2012

January 27, 2012
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Quick update on Macworld iWorld 2012

I saw a lot of kinda cool stuff at Macworld yesterday. A lot of stuff I’ve seen before. The Berklee College of Music folks always put on great informative and entertaining sessions – they’re worth the price of admission alone. I like them so much, let me plug their new online extension school: Berkleemusic.com I’ve…

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Macworld Expo now also “iWorld”

January 24, 2012
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Macworld Expo now also “iWorld”

It makes complete sense. Starting a few years ago, and following Apple’s own shift in focus, the Macworld Expo has been less about Macs and more and more about iPhone et al. Last year I noted that it was dominated by iPad apps, accessories, and hardware. Now the show name has officially taken on that…

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With iPad, computers demoted to “Syncing stations”

July 11, 2010
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With iPad, computers demoted to “Syncing stations”

Perhaps Apple has made their hand-held products too good, too soon. At some point, the only reason we need a computer anymore is to sync our iPad. One could say this is a problem for the future, but I know people personally that are ready for the computerless, iPad-only world today – they can do…

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Some iPad thoughts

April 13, 2010
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A little birdie told me that you (all seven of you) have been waiting anxiously for my thoughts on the iPad – the definitive iPad perspective. Here you go. First, I don’t have one myself yet, but I have had a chance to play on friends’ iPads. Second, while I don’t consider myself an Apple…

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