10 6 / 2012
So Marco Arment seems to have received alot of hate from the Android community. Unfairly in my opinion.
I think his comments on Build & Analyse about the difficulty developing for Android (quoting pixel densities and form factors) were not completely correct. I personally find the tools in ADT get around this quite easily.
I also think he was right to go to a development house to get the Android app done. As he said his main revenue is iOS and needs to concentrate all his efforts there, for him to research Android UI patterns, get his head around all the APIs etc would have been a very large undertaking with such a large app.
For me to port to iOS or Windows Phone it’s a small app and worth a punt. Sometimes I think the Android community is full of opinionated a-wipes. Obviously there are many exceptions to that.