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Is Now The Time For All Good Developers to Come to the Aid of Android?



Here are a  couple of interesting items to ponder in the wake of the dominating Apple news of the week. Lots of folks are writing off other Tablet efforts given the love affair with Apple and iPad 2, but we all know that within a few short weeks of the release of the iPad 2 we’ll start to see news on other fronts. One of the reasons for the write offs always comes back to Apps.

Well Bloomberg Business Week notes that at the moment developers for the Android platform are more in demand than those for the iOS platform. BBW cites postings on online job listing service as the source of that bit of data. My guess is that some of the difference (we’re talking 17 listings only) has to do with timing. Apple’s platform is more mature and has been around for awhile longer. But that is probably just speculation on my part.

Robert Scoble also weighs in on why developers should be writing for the Android platform. Some of his ideas are pretty specious, but some do make sense such as having a chance to break through in a less crowded field.

Isn’t it interesting how actions on one front create opportunities on another?



  1. quillaja

    03/04/2011 at 7:14 pm

    Honestly, the iPad 2 has only been dominating the news on GBM. On all the other major tech blogs I follow, they covered it, wrote a few articles, and moved on–even Gizmodo.

  2. Paula3s33

    06/01/2011 at 2:23 pm

    Why do we have to “come to the Android’s aid”?


    If the OS and development environment were better… developers would ALREADY
    be using it.

    Google wouldn’t have to be begging for support.


    There’s a very good reason why Apple has 400,000 apps.

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