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Distribution platform for android software

Lars Behnke
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Joined: May 09, 2006
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I think in terms of technology Google's Android is as good as Apples iPhone SDK. However I believe Android won't attract many developers/companies as long as there is no decent way for selling custom software. I'd like to know if there is a distribution platform for Android software planned/available similar to Apple's ITunes.

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Lars
Imran Mohd
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Joined: Mar 02, 2009
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Android has Android Market..... for Application Distribution...


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Mohd Imran (SCJP 1.5)
Mark L. Murphy
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Joined: Feb 11, 2009
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However I believe Android won't attract many developers/companies as long as there is no decent way for selling custom software.


*shrug*

The PC did quite fine without an iTunes-style distribution mechanism. OS X does quite fine without an iTunes-style distribution mechanism. Linux perhaps comes closest to having an iTunes-style distribution mechanism (the distro and package managers).

In other words, while having an iTunes-style distribution mechanism is handy, if customer demand is there, apps will find a way to get distributed.

I'd like to know if there is a distribution platform for Android software planned/available similar to Apple's ITunes.


Even better! Android supports several such markets (Android Market, SlideME, AndAppStore, Handango, Voeveo, etc.), and you can distribute outside of a market (e.g., download from a Web site). There is no monopoly control over application distribution like some platforms have.

Mark Murphy (a Commons Guy)
Author of The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development http://commonsware.com/Android/
 
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