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am i being impatient? i really want to see more apps!

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3rd March 2011, 04:46 AM   |  #1  
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I feel like I'm being impatient but I have emailed several developers and all the answers I have received have said that they either have not thought about it or they are not planning on building a tablet app. I keep looking everyday under apps for tablets section of the market place and it seems like it never changes. I saw the ipad 2 announcement today and it made me a little bummed seeing all the apps that they have. I have also heard that developers don't like developing for android cause they feel like we don't spend money on their apps. I just wish we didn't have this app stigma against us.....

Humph....
3rd March 2011, 04:51 AM   |  #2  
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I feel like I'm being impatient but I have emailed several developers and all the answers I have received have said that they either have not thought about it or they are not planning on building a tablet app. I keep looking everyday under apps for tablets section of the market place and it seems like it never changes. I saw the ipad 2 announcement today and it made me a little bummed seeing all the apps that they have. I have also heard that developers don't like developing for android cause they feel like we don't spend money on their apps. I just wish we didn't have this app stigma against us.....

Humph....

Which developers have you emailed out of curiosity?
3rd March 2011, 05:13 AM   |  #3  
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I feel like I'm being impatient but I have emailed several developers and all the answers I have received have said that they either have not thought about it or they are not planning on building a tablet app. I keep looking everyday under apps for tablets section of the market place and it seems like it never changes. I saw the ipad 2 announcement today and it made me a little bummed seeing all the apps that they have. I have also heard that developers don't like developing for android cause they feel like we don't spend money on their apps. I just wish we didn't have this app stigma against us.....

Humph....

I've had the opposite response, hell I've been beta testing a few apps currently being optimized for Xoom from these developers. That said, I agree with the sentiment that Android users don't donate/pay enough to incentivize developers.


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When the ipad released I believe there we're only like 40 apps. Patience guys....
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I've had the opposite response, hell I've been beta testing a few apps currently being optimized for Xoom from these developers. That said, I agree with the sentiment that Android users don't donate/pay enough to incentivize developers.


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Me too. Beta testing Android Agenda widget now.
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When the ipad released I believe there we're only like 40 apps. Patience guys....

I think the ipad have a few thousand at launch. But it was a different situation as apple finalized the SDK and gave developers loads of time before they released the ipad.

Google only recently released the SDK with the hardware coming out soon after.

I think patience is the key, theres no question in my mind that the apps will come. There are too many tablets coming down the pike for apps not to follow.

I do feel like im out in the lake dipping my toes in the water before everyone else shows up, but thats what I (and presumably we all) knew when we bought the xoom.
3rd March 2011, 05:48 AM   |  #7  
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I feel like I'm being impatient but I have emailed several developers and all the answers I have received have said that they either have not thought about it or they are not planning on building a tablet app. I keep looking everyday under apps for tablets section of the market place and it seems like it never changes. I saw the ipad 2 announcement today and it made me a little bummed seeing all the apps that they have. I have also heard that developers don't like developing for android cause they feel like we don't spend money on their apps. I just wish we didn't have this app stigma against us.....

Humph....

Just so you know, "Apps for Tablets" are only those hand-picked and blessed by Google. (I think)
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Just so you know, "Apps for Tablets" are only those hand-picked and blessed by Google. (I think)

(I think) too.

Anyone know where we can see the tablet optimized apps that arent listed in there? There really should be a tab for that in the market. (no pun indented)
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(I think) too.

Anyone know where we can see the tablet optimized apps that arent listed in there? There really should be a tab for that in the market. (no pun indented)

I agree and it is one of my entries on my wish list in my sig. I hope that they are planning this and have not implemented it yet because there aren't many to choose from currently. But they really need to make it easier to see all apps that have tablet support in the market.
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Just so you know, "Apps for Tablets" are only those hand-picked and blessed by Google. (I think)

yeah, even inside the market there are more apps in the individual catergories. also, the way that the SDK is written, i think google intends to have the apps to be the same for both tablets and phones, with the app itself adjusting its behavior based on what kind of device its on. one upside of this is that almost all the existing apps work and aren't just zoomed in versions of themselves like on the iPad with iPod apps; they just need to be updated to better make use of the additional real estate on our screens.

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