A personal blog by Khürt Williams, with imagery, and inchoate ramblings on coffee, beer, and geekery.
Peter Kafka: You’ve complained publicly before about the difficulty in supporting multiple flavors of Android for your apps. But this year you’ve expanded the number of Android handsets you’re supporting from 6 to 11. Did you ever consider not working with Android at all?
Bob Bowman: The short answer is no. But what we have done is that we don’t support every Android phone. Because at some point, it’s diminishing returns. The Android user typically is less likely to buy, and therefore the ROI on developing for Android is different than it is for Apple.
I think that when you give away the OS and sell the hardware at massive discounts that your will attract a certain kind of customer. The kind of customer who wants more FREE. Where’s the profit in that?
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