AW: Creating iPhone App on windows?

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Oct 10 12:46:05 EDT 2012


Just found this on Forbes. Not saying I agree, just food for thought and very relevant to mobile app developers like us. 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/darcytravlos/2012/08/22/five-reasons-why-google-android-versus-apple-ios-market-share-numbers-dont-matter/

Bob


On Oct 10, 2012, at 9:26 AM, stephen barncard wrote:

> Android is the market dominator now.
> 
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:
> 
>> It begs the question, what if the Android had come out in some usable form
>> (the first ones were pigs) well before Apple had released the iPhone? Who
>> would be the market dominator then? People often back the product they
>> bought to the hilt, simply and for no other reason than, it was the product
>> they bought. Often times the first vendor whose product gets deployed in
>> large numbers is the winner.
>> 
>> Look at DOS and subsequent Windows iterations over the years. No one could
>> really argue that Windows 1.0 was the best OS in terms of usability, or
>> even that DOS was the better OS over the basic Mac os back then, and yet
>> Windows dominated the business market. Why? Because MS was in the business
>> market well before Apple, because they had already purchased the MS
>> product, and they were not about to allow anyone to even imply that it was
>> not the best decision that could be made. People are funny creatures. :-)
>> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> 
>> On Oct 10, 2012, at 8:44 AM, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
>> 
>>> Thanks Richard and Guglielmo,
>>> we just HAVE TO love the apple world :)
>>> I wonder how long they still can keep their restricted policy, while the
>>> market goes on. But up to now their success doesn't need any changes.
>>> Tiemo
>> 
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