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Offline Omadan

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Hi, just a quick question for anyone who has ventured here.

There has been numerous people writing to me to port My Poker App to the Android systems.

Are android apps selling well, because I asked a friend and he said that they just want free apps, not many are keen on buying!

How true is this?

If its worth it, ill buy a cheap Coby Android 2.3 system tomorrow, I just dont wana waste time or money, thats why I ask.

Thanks all

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Re: Quick question regarding Android App Sales
« Reply #1 on: 2012-Mar-29 »
My app sales are reallly low, but the effort to port to android is so low, that any money received is really easy money.

If your app is designed for a fixed screen size, do not try it. If it designed with multi-resolution in mind, just do it. To buy an android tablet is not a waste of money.

Try your app on pc with 640x480, 800x480 and 1024x768 resolution, they are the most common.
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Re: Quick question regarding Android App Sales
« Reply #2 on: 2012-Mar-29 »
To be honest i don't want to create apps for so many resolutions, at the moment im sticking to iPad and iPod.
Those 640,480, and 800,480 I dont want at the moment.

How about Webos, i know machine is not supported, correct me if Im wrong.

I believe sales there are better and I would just port resolution from my iPad.

If webos is more beneficiary ill go with that for now.
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Re: Quick question regarding Android App Sales
« Reply #3 on: 2012-Mar-29 »
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How about Webos, i know machine is not supported, correct me if Im wrong.

ein????

On WebOS it is really easy. TouchPad is 1024x768, so it is the same as in iPad. Pre2 is 640x480 (older palms are 640x400 and something else strange).

Pre3 is 800x480, and I dont know if pre2 screens are up-scaled or centered or top-left placed... anyway, it shouldn't be many Pre3 out there.

Definitly, TP and Pre2 is a must, and even much more sure as it is a free store. Sales ratio is lower than iOS, but absolute numbers are better.

Anyway, if you dont want to fight with HP, just find someone here that would like to publish your app in your name (I have TP&pre2).
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Re: Quick question regarding Android App Sales
« Reply #4 on: 2012-Mar-29 »
Thanks Ampos.

Ill probably get a pre 2 or TP.

Is ebay the only option?
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Re: Quick question regarding Android App Sales
« Reply #5 on: 2012-Mar-29 »
ebay/kijiji are the most likely places to find a WebOS device now.