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Any timeframe when the accordion app will make it to the Android?
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Unfortunately, no.  Not ruling it out in the future, but I'm an iOS developer, not an Android developer. The environments are completely different so it's not a trivial exercise.


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i havent seen the apple app ported to android... i found one but its not quite what i was actually looking for https://market.android.com/details?id=us.accordeon&feature=search_result   personally i have installed it, however it couldnt be run because im running a custom rom. Anyways if you happen to try it, have in mind that in order for it to work properly your device should support multi touch which not all android phones do.. 2.0 or earlier versions. good luck.

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The lack of universal multi-touch really is a problem... I will be more interested in Android when there are a lot of multi-touch enabled tablets out in the market!
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I'm reviving this old thread because I've been reading about the disparity between Android and iOS development.  First of all there are a ton of articles, studies, data, and plenty of pundits that point to the simple fact that even though there are more Android devices out there, people with iOS devices buy way more apps than those with Android.  It was actually quite startling because it's not even close... it's something like 7 out of every 10 apps purchased are for an iOS device.

OK... so I get that.  Developers have to go where the people spend the most dough... makes enough sense.  But then I found this little tidbit that relates more to developing music and audio related apps:

"There's is a huge and very old flaw in android, lack of low latency audio access. This issue is very old and google aren't doing ANYTHING to address it. Until it is, no-one in their right mind will make music apps for android. The average latency on android is ~350 ms, not including your callback buffer. Compared to iOS which is 50 tops... "

Michael, (and any other devs out there)... have you noticed this?  Is this something preventing developers from making Android a more Music industry friendly platform?


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Hi Aaron,

Yes, it does seem to be a big issue. My friend who is starting some work on porting some of my apps for me is already running into strange little audio issues with the platform. With so many different Android devices with different capabilities and versions, I'm concerned about the feasibility of releasing Android versions of my apps that won't end up being a support nightmare. That's the good news about Apple and iOS, you have a very constrained set of devices and OS versions, which is much easier for an individual developer like me.  I'm still hoping that we'll be able to release something eventually for Android, but I'm no longer even guessing at a date.

Michael


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There was an article not long ago on yahoo, explaining the battle between android and IOS.  According to, android has obtained control of the market share because in 2011 android ready devices sales have surpassed that of apple.  But apple has maintained superiority of the profit margins.  In conclusion Android is basically being given away for free to most product manufacturers and thus their is no central control point, while Apple who maintains the IOS on their own products can afford to charge any price.
Google should really revisit their business strategy. 
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Yes, Android has the dominant market share, but as an app developer, the money is in iOS, I think because users are used to buying lots of apps. 

My app developer friends who have the same music app on both platforms tell me that their Android sales are 1/10th of their iOS sales.   If anyone here is hearing differently, I'd be very interested in knowing...
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I have andriod and I have yet to buy an app. I use ad supported free downloads. For myself, it's all entertainment purposes and not business. In the end, it's a phone for me. The first and only app I would probably ever buy is the accordion app. I'm considering buying an ipad for the sole purpose of being able to purchase your app and be able to practice in silence.
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Yep, that's about the norm for what I hear about Android. Free apps are all the rage and users don't spend money on apps.
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trampe una aplicacion en android pero no me gusto mucho chekenla es gratis strasser harmonika,,,,,,,tiene en la,,,,sol,,,,fa,,,,,y otros que ni conocia jeje:
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I saw the first version of the GCF app running on an Android tablet this past Sunday, so it's getting very close! It will be limited to Ice Cream Sandwich or later Android versions due to audio latency issues on the older versions.
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