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*What* Android tablets?

by in News on Sep. 13, 2011

Marco Arment, the author of Instapaper, put together this fabulous graph:

Android tablets and the tablets of other manufacturers (e.g. BlackBerry Playbook) are selling at rates comprable to failed video game systems from the 80s.

In other words, you are likely not to get a single new customer by developing a tablet app for a non-iPad platform.  Even if the cost to add support for the BlackBerry Playbook was ten minutes, it wouldn’t be worth it.

If you are writing tablet software for anything other than an iPad, you’re throwing money away.

iPad outselling Android tablets 24-to-1

by in News on Jul. 28, 2011

Thanks to John Gruber’s clever arithmetic, we now know that the iPad is outselling Android tablets 24-to-1.

It’s easy to forget in the marketshare battle that Apple’s dominance is much larger than phones.  iOS software runs on three platforms: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, with a combined install base of over 200 million units.  Not to mention Apple’s 11% North America market share in the computer world, which has its own app store.

That’s why we’re focused on delivering native software for Apple platforms.  While we see room for growth in the Android market, we believe that the iPhone and iPad will continue to be the #1 mobile development platforms for the forseeable future.  The iPad is growing so quickly that it’s eclipsing the need for PCs in many situations, but only at the rate that important software can be written and adapted, an important bottleneck.

We’ve written many iPad applications for companies large and small.  Contact us to learn about how the iPad can work for your business today.