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Guidebook app for Android/Blackberry

Post by StepLEFTskyline » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:11 am

I have not seen or heard any updates as to the possibility of a guidebook app for these other platforms for almost a year. Does anyone know anything? Some people are not cool enough to own an iphone. :wink:

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Re: Guidebook app for Android/Blackberry

Post by StepLEFTskyline » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:53 pm

Nothing?

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Re: Guidebook app for Android/Blackberry

Post by pkananen » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:05 am

Considering that it'd be a near rewrite, it's not terribly profitable, and Android tends to have less paying users, I'd say it's unlikely (assuming you're talking about the Wolverine app)

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Post by SCIN » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:08 am

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Re: Guidebook app for Android/Blackberry

Post by tbwilsonky » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:33 am

i've been staring at the above link for an hour and a half and nothing has happened.

i'm beginning to think i've wasted my time.
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Re: Guidebook app for Android/Blackberry

Post by caribe » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:22 am

It is weird that the platform porting would take so long. Perhaps Android just is not a big enough market.

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Re: Guidebook app for Android/Blackberry

Post by pkananen » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:18 pm

If you are writing native code for each platform...it's basically a rewrite. One is Objective-C, one is a flavor of Java. No direct code reuse. Plus, the app is essentially a labor of love, not a big money maker.

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Post by caribe » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:23 pm

pkananen wrote:If you are writing native code for each platform...it's basically a rewrite. One is Objective-C, one is a flavor of Java. No direct code reuse. Plus, the app is essentially a labor of love, not a big money maker.
Thanks, yes I am ignorant about this and many other things. Once you have the basic program in droid are we not just talking about fishing through a database? Couldn't one sell the shell to someone who wanted to put together a guidebook for area X?

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Re: Guidebook app for Android/Blackberry

Post by pkananen » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:10 pm

caribe wrote:
pkananen wrote:If you are writing native code for each platform...it's basically a rewrite. One is Objective-C, one is a flavor of Java. No direct code reuse. Plus, the app is essentially a labor of love, not a big money maker.
Thanks, yes I am ignorant about this and many other things. Once you have the basic program in droid are we not just talking about fishing through a database? Couldn't one sell the shell to someone who wanted to put together a guidebook for area X?
Yes, that is basically the case. Which is why they've produced Rumney, New, and Bishop guides for iOS really quickly. But AlpineWerx hasn't done any work on Android, and I don't think they have immediate plans to do so.

However, if you want to hire me, I'd be glad to get started ;)

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