Smartphone Apps What’s Going on with Android?
The Google OS keeps smacking down other app operating systems but keeping up with all of the changes that the Android OS undergoes can be a serious pain if you are a developer working with the software. Right now, it’s kind of like the WordPress of app development; super popular, brand familiarity, but there’s just a ton of cooks in the kitchen and that’s not always a good thing.
One thing that WordPress does have that is completely different from the way that Android apps are handled is an organized forum for their plugins. We are definitely not the first to comment or complain about this, but the Android Market is seriously lacking an fluidity or concept of useful organization. Hopefully, as more sites point this out to z’Google, they will take steps to improve upon it. They could easily knock Apple down a few pegs if they could make the Android Market user friendly.
We will give Google credit as they are trying to make improvements. The customer reviews are still a nightmare of nonsense and babble, which is probably why you are visiting this site. A lot of the problems that the Android Market is having is with their virtual open door policy for app makers. They ran into some problems before with a bit of an attack, but the content control just isn’t there like it is with Apple’s App Store. We completely appreciate the free society mentality of the Android Market, but it isn’t quite a Utopia yet and is much more like a state of anarchy.
It really becomes a problem when it comes down to trying to get an app through your smartphone. Going to the Android Market on a smartphone can be an incredible pain because it lacks any kind of intuitive feel. One thing for instance that we can point out that really bugs us is that you can search for an app, it will Googlize what you type in and bring up the name of an app, you click it and the Android Market doesn’t even have it. That’s kind of a problem. We still love you Android, just please make the Android Market better.