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Android Support?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by PrimeRisk, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. DCleary

    DCleary New Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    I don't really care about the Apple.v.Google debate but a sample of 9,500 people is a VERY good sample size. I'm not sure how much margin of error you would need but that would more than suffice for most purposes.
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Not when you consider the types of people who actually talk to pollsters. That's why I put absolutely no weight in the current political polls. The only people who actually answer the phone and talk to those people are retirees and hermits with nothing better to do. The rest of us just send the call to voicemail or hang up immediately.

  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I answer the polls periodically. I do about one or two a week. But I'm getting many more calls than that for polls each week since I am in swing state. Between the calls to answer polls and the calls to support Obama or Romney, I see around five to ten every day.

    Although Columbus day seemed like it was none stop. There were over twenty calls that day. Although I only picked up the phone once.

    And then there is everything that shows up in my mailbox each day. What a waste of trees.
  4. danjw1

    danjw1 New Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    This is pretty standard. Two reasons, iOS is a single target, Android has multiple flavors. Google is cracking down on that a bit, but it still isn't as easy as iOS. Also, this is targeted at tablets, and iPads have outsold all other tablets. Most manufacturers of consumer electronics have released an iOS app before the comparable Android one.
  5. MichaelK

    MichaelK New Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    just to pipe in again- doesn't matter to me that they go ios first- that's understandable. The STUPID bit is that they take forever to come out with android after ios.

    I dont know- so I'll ask- are their tools or a language or something so you could write one app and for the most part it would work on both ios and android (even with some reasonable amount of tweaking)? Is that the point of what adobe air is supposed to become?
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    There are some cross platform tools that allow you to once and publish to both devices. However they're relatively new so most apps that were written more the a year or so ago were most likely written in the native languages of the devices. In the case of iOS that's Objective C and in the case of Android thats mostly Java with a little native C/C++ for the real low level stuff. Not only are the two languages very different but the APIs for the two platforms are also very different. It's basically the same as writing an app for both Windows and Mac. You pretty much need two teams, or one very versatile team, to create native apps for each platform.


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