This is definitely not an acceptable way to treat your developer audience. How would google developers like it if HTC shipped the N1 to customers directly without the OS, and expected Google to ship the OS to the customer, without ever having seen the device beforehand? Granted there is a world of difference in complexity, but that is what this amounts to.
As time goes by, and customer bases for our applications grow into the thousands, it is suicidal for developers to expect to have their apps "simply work" on new and radically different platforms. While i agree that the quality and the backward compat of the SDK releases are quite good, remember, it is the developer who gets knifed in the belly by paying customers when a phone is released with an SDK he/she has never seen, and issues arise. I have already received a significant number of emails from existing customers asking if our app will run on the N1 and it is a shame to admit we have never seen it, and to ask the customer to do the first ever hands on test and report back. I hope you do better next time, but wouldn't be surprised if you don't. -goutham On Jan 5, 2:29 pm, Wayne Wenthin <wa...@fuligin.com> wrote: > Yeah Mr. Jobs would never let my app exist. It would be too controversial. > > On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Jonas Petersson <jonas.peters...@xms.se>wrote: > > > > > > > Wayne Wenthin wrote: > > >> [...] If they continue I may just break down and buy a Mac. At least > >> with Apple you know where you stand... Generally under the foot of Jobs but > >> at least you know it. > > > Heh, I already have a pretty decent MacBookPro and all I can say is that I > > much prefer running Linux on it and develop Android apps in a pretty open > > environment. Sure, there are things that could could work better and some > > things that I might prioritize differently, but it's complex stuff and it > > keeps evolving at a fast pace without breaking much backwards. > > > If you are into optimizing your short term money, going iPhone may be your > > better choice (or not), but to me Android is more "right". > > > My 0.20 SEK, YMMV / Jonas > > (Winner, Swedish Android Dev Competition 2009) > > > -- > > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > > Groups "Android Developers" group. > > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com > > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > > android-developers+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com<android-developers%2Bunsubs > > cr...@googlegroups.com> > > For more options, visit this group at > >http://groups.google.com/group/android-developers?hl=en > > -- > Writing code is one of few things > that teaches me I don't know everything. > > Join the Closed Beta of Call Girl Managerhttp://www.fuligin.com/forums
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