Android Apps—a Growing Market

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Want to know if your Android application customer demographic has changed since Verizon's launch of the DROID? Just look at your app's comments on the Marketplace. Over the past few weeks, the language has dramatically changed from a constructive comment like "great app but needs some work" to a more aggressive one like '"this app sucks—my phone keeps on crashing" without any diagnostic aid. While this hurts the developer's sales, it shows that the user market has changed and expanded.

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November 25, 2009

iPhone vs. Android Apps

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I'm a Mac but I bought an Android. Although I've been a dedicated Macintosh computer user for the last 15 years or so, I was hesitant to purchase an iPhone. Mostly, it was due to the service cost per month. The other reason was I was skeptical of its usability as an internet device. Apple is a company well known and respected for quality control and consistency between its products. Unfortunately, the internet is not a place for that. There's a lot of chaos out there. Google, on the other hand, is the internet and has built a wealth of online tools that integrate with the internet, not a personal computer. So, even though I work on a Mac around the clock, I use Google to store my contacts, calendar, instant messages, and some documents. This is why I was sold on the Android when it was released.

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July 05, 2009