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Postby Bill McFadden » 09/11/12 04:11 PM

RK, the android app from Zwoor is cooler than the other side of my pillow. So, how about an iGenii app for android?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/11/12 04:19 PM

Working on apps for Android and Kindle Fire, but preparing for the convention and getting the next issue of Genii out is taking all of our time.
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Postby Bill McFadden » 09/11/12 04:30 PM

The Genii grants all wishes, and I thank you.
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Postby Chris Aguilar » 09/11/12 07:58 PM

Will the android app allow downloading of issues for offline viewing?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/11/12 08:02 PM

I'm assuming it will work the way the iPad app does, but I'm not really sure at the moment.
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Postby mrgoat » 09/11/12 08:06 PM

I would love to know the figures for the android usage when you make the app. Afaik, iPad has about 70% market share.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/11/12 08:39 PM

I have three tablets, iPad, iPad2 and the Motorola ZYBoard. The iPads and the Motorola are entirely different types of user experiences. The iPad is a thing unique, while the Android-based Motorola feels like a PC (something familiar, which I like). It's a matter of personal preference, but most people have only tried an iPad at this point (with 83 million now sold). The market share is destined to shift over the coming years, and I want to be able to service those customers who chose Android and Kindle.
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Postby mrgoat » 09/12/12 03:40 AM

Richard Kaufman wrote:I have three tablets, iPad, iPad2 and the Motorola ZYBoard. The iPads and the Motorola are entirely different types of user experiences. The iPad is a thing unique, while the Android-based Motorola feels like a PC (something familiar, which I like). It's a matter of personal preference, but most people have only tried an iPad at this point (with 83 million now sold). The market share is destined to shift over the coming years, and I want to be able to service those customers who chose Android and Kindle.


Oh no doubt Apple will start to lose market share simply by people that want cheap and developing an app for that platform would seem sensible.

Although why does the Kindle Fire need a different app to the Android? They are both Android, aren't they?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/12/12 10:04 AM

The company though which we do this sets up a separate app for the Kindle Fire. Not sure why.
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Postby Ian Kendall » 09/12/12 10:48 AM

Possibly because it's a 7" tablet instead of a 10"? Also, I've heard that some things are built into the Fire that are not vanilla Google.
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Postby mrgoat » 09/12/12 10:59 AM

Ian Kendall wrote:Possibly because it's a 7" tablet instead of a 10"?


Of course, it's not going to be a simple 2x on the graphics.

Ah the joy of a fragmented marketplace.

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Postby John Signa » 09/12/12 12:31 PM

Ian is correct in that the Kindle, while based on Android, is not an Android experience.... different user interface, different built-in functionality/apps, Kindles can't purchase apps from Google Play.
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