Android & LC advice

David V Glasgow dvglasgow at
Mon May 1 05:46:56 EDT 2017

Good point Richard,

I should have said.

Nothing I would expect to be particularly demanding.  Mostly shunting text about on screen, timing and recording responses, and very modest data exchange  < = 1000 characters.

> On 30 Apr 2017, at 2:49 pm, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> David V Glasgow wrote:
> > If you could specify a single device for end users, which would you
> > choose?  Would the need to use 3 / 4G change the recommendation?
> What will the user be expected to do with it?
> > Because of the cost issue, I am assuming that Android will be the
> > most appropriate platform.
> If cost were the only issue, Android would no doubt be the better choice by virtue of its vastly more diverse hardware ecosystem.
> But again, it boils down to what the user is expected to do with it. For infrequent lightweight tasks it probably doesn't matter much, but if the user will be using the device a lot it may matter whether they already have deep experience with iOS or Android.  The two OSes are different enough that I see users of each stumble and become frustrated when they try to use the other.
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> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
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