Google seems to be on a completely wrong track when it comes to managing the Google play app store. The fact that there is poor security/usability for consumers on Google play store is a clear indication that google may not be interested in Android as much as we think it is.
- There are no good guidelines on quality.
- Each application looks completely different from another. There is no consistency or uniformity.
- Some apps are just so stupid that they have ads coming in front of text box so you cant see what you are typing.
- There is no way to close browser once you have opened it.
- You can create a app that scans through the phone’s SD card and steal some vital info. the user wouldn’t even know. As google takes granted that user already agrees to it when he installs the app. No one knows what a app can really do until you use it.
- There are brain-dead comments by people. while most of them look like spam some are ratings given 5/5 with a comment that “This app does not work….“. There is no comment moderation either.
- Searching applications is like Duh!! … “Search by title”.
Well there are lot more issues that i can state here, you would have already known if you have been using the play store. In my opinion this is one day turn out to be a huge PROBLEM in the android mobile ecosystem as time passes. Then there will be no way to curb it back. But then that’s just what i think….. If you think otherwise please share with me.
Autofocus With Adobe AIR
Last week i have been getting some insights on using Adobe AIR on Android. While most of the experiences were pleasant, there were times when i wished things could have been simpler.But then again there is a long way to go for both Adobe AIR and me on mobile devices.
In this article we will see how to deal with a mobile device camera’s autofocus feature using actionscript 3. (more…)
The war between adobe and apple has been waging for quiet some time now. Even if now its passive, the fact that fact that Adobe defeated Apple defeated, is a clear conclusion with proofs to back it up. In the beginning when Steve jobs wrote his open letter stating that flash was a out dated technology and that it could not be suitable for mobile devices, it was evident that Apple saw Adobe’ flash technology as a threat to its own app ecosystem. After many attempts of using html5 as a backup to beat flash and protect their ecosystem, Adobe flash has proven its worth in the mobile ecosystem. (more…)
Adobe flash player seems to be gaining some heavy momentum in android market place. In a matter of 4 days the ranking of flash player 11 has crossed over from #168 to #81 this morning to #25 at the time of writing this article from my HTC sensation.
It is now quiet clearly visible that apple had a deep fear of flash ruining its revenue if it was allowed on ios. Despite of bad names such as resource hog etc, flash is showing clear dominance in the mobile world.
Samsung and HTC both have low range devices like HTC explorer and Samsung galaxy mini 2, which even though are not Adobe certified, but can still run flash and air flawlessly out of the box.
Be sure to Check out android marketplace for the latest position of flash player.