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Lauri Soosaar                            YRGEL ENTERTAINMENT                                  Tallinn 2011Wednesday, April...
WHY DEVELOP FOR ANDROID?          Well, the real question should be “Why not?”    * Do you want your app to be available t...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
ANDROID STRENGTHS           * It’s Google     * Has more than one phone     * Low-cost smartphone’s running Android     * ...
ANDROID WEAKNESSES    * Phones are not as elegant as iPhone    ___________________________________________________________...
DISTRIBUTION                     * Android Market (30% Google / 70% developer)                     * Third-party platforms...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
YRGEL ENTERTAINMENT                         We make iOS / Android games and apps.                   For game development w...
Lauri Soosaar                            Yrgel Entertainment                              lauri@yrgel.com                 ...
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Android development @ MoMo Tallinn 11.04.11

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Android developemnt
Lauri Soosaar
Yrgel Entertainment
@ MoMo "Mobile Software Development Development - 3 years later", Tallinn 11.04.11

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Android development @ MoMo Tallinn 11.04.11

  1. 1. Lauri Soosaar YRGEL ENTERTAINMENT Tallinn 2011Wednesday, April 13, 2011
  2. 2. WHY DEVELOP FOR ANDROID? Well, the real question should be “Why not?” * Do you want your app to be available to millions of users worldwide? (ca 115 million phones in use ) * Do you like developing on open platforms? * Do you want to publish apps as soon as you’re done writing and testing them?Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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  4. 4. ANDROID STRENGTHS * It’s Google * Has more than one phone * Low-cost smartphone’s running Android * Growing rapidly, lots of noise _________________________________________________________________________ * You can develop Android applications on various operating systems (Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X) * Open source platform is attractive to developers * Java is well known programming language * Android OS is stable and flexible * Open App Store - easy system for app publishing * Web apps publishing is allowedWednesday, April 13, 2011
  5. 5. ANDROID WEAKNESSES * Phones are not as elegant as iPhone ___________________________________________________________________________ * Customers aren’t buying tons of software yet (different business models) * Development environment is Java (this is great if you are a Java developer but most of the mobile world is focused around C) * Android emulator is slow * Android viruses * Apps cannot easily be tested and guaranteed across all hardware platforms - Different screen sizes and densities - Different Android platforms the devices are running * In Estonia you can’t bought Android Apps * To start selling Android Apps, we were forced to open a bank account in FinlandWednesday, April 13, 2011
  6. 6. DISTRIBUTION * Android Market (30% Google / 70% developer) * Third-party platforms * Outside the marketWednesday, April 13, 2011
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  8. 8. YRGEL ENTERTAINMENT We make iOS / Android games and apps. For game development we use Unity 3D game engine. Unity supports three scripting languages: JavaScript, C#, and a dialect of Python named Boo.Wednesday, April 13, 2011
  9. 9. Lauri Soosaar Yrgel Entertainment lauri@yrgel.com Mob: +372 51 85 404 Skype: laurisoosaarWednesday, April 13, 2011

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