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Thoughts on Android

Several people have asked whether we would be producing a version of SpeedCoach Mobile for Android, the mobile phone operating system developed (mostly) by Google. This would bring the application to many new devices and provide access for rowers and paddlers who aren’t on AT&T’s wireless network. So naturally, we were very interested in pursuing this.

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to do some consulting work on Android. One of the reasons I took on this work was to get the experience necessary to port my iPhone applications to Android (and get paid at the same time!). I’ve learned a lot about Android over the last couple of months and I can now tell you, unfortunately, that Android is not well suited for SpeedCoach Mobile or other applications like it. There are several reasons for this, which I’ll explain briefly… Continue reading

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