And what is interesting is about this, however, is, as Electric Pig points out:
"Nothing new there, perhaps, but when a man who used to head up the development department at Google develops for iOS before Android because of that, you know something’s amiss."
As interesting as Reece might be, the most interesting thing is that you would think that one of Google's own would be bringing it out for Android first, but he isn't and it's all because of Android's well documented problem of fragmentation.
Mr. Lebenberg I`m sure would prefer to have his app running on Android first, but as Electric Pig also noted:
``Recce runs seamlessly on the iPhone and iPad, but recreating its speed and fluidity on a myriad Android handsets has proved too big of an ask, even for a Google engineer to muster, in time for launch.``
“We do have a working Android build, but given some of the device fragmentation, we couldn’t guarantee we were going to have a great android experience on every single implementation,” concedes Lebenberg.
“The hardware fragmentation problem in Android made it more complex for us, so we decided to hold it back.” I was taken aback by this; cast free of his previous contractual obligations, the honest truth about Google’s biggest mobile problem came spilling out.
“That’s bold of an ex-Google man to say,” I said.``
Google, and its fans, including Eric Schmidt, can say: ```What Android fragmentation`` all they want, but Android fragmentation is real and it`s why Electric Pig`s author, Adam Bunker, stated:
``...... You don’t need to be an Apple fanboy to acknowledge and talk about the problems that Google’s had in convincing developers about the ease of Android developing.`` and on why he:
``...... wrote a piece a while back explaining some of the reasons why iOS will always be developers’ go-to platform, but having Android’s biggest problems dragged up and confirmed by someone who used to be in Google’s inner sanctum? That’s pretty damning.``
And that`s my 2 cents 4 this cloudy Monday, July 16, 2012