quote: The targetable Android market is still smaller and less profitable.This is the key point. Android may have more of a penetration in raw numbers but A. its US market lead isn't as big as the global market lead, and B. most of those are just low-end devices that people simply do not use or do not make purchases from. Simply put, Apple has a better slice of the market that matters.Two users that buy nothing or don't use the device are not better than one heavy device user.We don't publish games, but for general apps all I see in our commercial applications in the US is that the general usage of the Android equivalent is (with almost bizarre consistency) at around 45% of the iOS version. Meaning there's 2+ times more iOS users than Android, consistently, and I don't see this changing. It might (Android 4 did wonders for Android usage), but very slowly. And that's only for phones; the iOS market space is even bigger with tablets.I'm an Android 100% kind of guy, but I can't fault FTL for going iOS first. It'd be really dumb not to. There are many reasons why iOS -> Android is a better model when those two platforms can't be done in parallel.
quote: This isn't a knock against it
quote: The thing is that even mobile ad revenue is higher on iOS due to its higher online usage.
quote: I'm an Android 100% kind of guy, but I can't fault FTL for going iOS first.
quote: Aside from fanbois like you, who cares about this?
quote: FTL is boring on the PC and it's probably boring on a phone. Who cares?
quote: I don't directly care that one platform is more profitable than the other. It is the indirect side effect of it being a primary developer target platform that matters to me.
quote: It is the indirect side effect of it being a primary developer target platform that matters to me.
quote: I recall how it was browsing on Wifi battery life was the most important
quote: Since both have exlusive apps and most top apps are available on both
quote: just understand that you don't respond within a day or two, the conversation is over
quote: You're a child.
quote: You're like a teen troll on Yahoo comments.
quote: You know it seems like the more ground Apple gives up to Google, the more you change what's "important" to you.
quote: Then it was number of apps. Well Android is pretty much on par, so we don't talk about that anymore.
quote: Then it was Apple's stock price. Oh look, Google owns that. So it's no longer important.
quote: Guess what? If ~80% of the market is using Android, it DOESN'T MATTER what the "primary" developer platform is. Because even if they're all missing something, they won't ever know about it!
quote: Speaking of low-end, here's Apple's dirty little secret: A gigantic percentage of iPhone sales are old models like the iPhone 4 and 4S.
quote: The lower app and online usage patterns are something that go with a platform that is almost entirely low end though.