“All of these things are vying for attention and evangelism. Some of them are great, some of them are stupid, but they’re all clubbed together under this vague banner of ‘The Open Web’. It sets expectations and demands from developers, who are all the while being wowed by the efficiency and quality of proprietary application frameworks like Flash and Cocoa.”
Within four hours, my wife was playing with the photo app, and sending pictures to people — she’d be meaning to do so for a while. Tap, tap, tap. She was doing that from the back porch with a frosty adult beverage to complement the activity. She was smiling. That fun was followed by an extended Facebook session (she’s a big fan, I don’t use it). Tap, tap, tap. This was lying on the couch with a tennis match on. More smiles. She left it on the table, and my 14 year old daughter (the artist in the family) started playing with an Autodesk illustrator app I had downloaded. Tap, tap, tap. ‘Dad, this is cool’. Tap, tap, tap. ‘Look at this!’ My email is now filling up with her drawings. My college daughter is home from school. Late that night, she grabbed it and ran up to her room. Tap, tap, tap… Are you starting to get the picture?
With an onslaught of new devices running Android 2.0 in the pipeline from numerous carriers worldwide, development within the Android community is growing at breakneck speeds. Mobile analytics firm Flurry released stats recently showing just how much developers are jumping on the Android bandwagon.