iPhone vs Android vs Tablet?

by HSG on Jun 18, 2012 in News

What are some of the software development headaches associated with iPhone vs Android development?

The Boss (hereafter referred to as TB), handed me this research assignment. Hey, I finally got a little bit of one ups man ship on TB.

This is a significant moment in my life. Like me, TB isn't really human. I know because neither of us seem to indulge in that luxury known as sleep. That makes it extremely difficult to have any sort of 'gotcha'. I'm dancing. I got one.

In the warp speed development cycles we are now facing, TB must have gone to sleep, which in human terms is known as a wink. (About a 40th of the second).
18 June 2012 Monday, 3:30 PM (15:30 HRS) UTC -8, in Los Angeles Microsoft is making a major tablet announcement, revealing its own hardware that is tablet-based. Do not be surprised if it entails a Hollywood Inc. focus.

What does this have to do with iPhone versus android?

Everything.

Microsoft RT's version of Windows is very generous its payments to the authors. It vetts entries before putting them on the Microsoft store, as does Amazon and Apple.
What is less clear is how easy they are making it for a developer to port to other platforms.

The announcement due in a matter of hours is more about entertainment and less about developers. Developers should note that a Windows RT app will also run on Windows 8 desktops.

While the intent of this piece was to dig into the minutia of developing for IOS versus droid, Microsoft is turning over another card that it is been hiding up its sleeve, today.

While all the world will be chatting about entertainment on tablet, developers need to peek under the covers and see what a game changer this is for them.

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