Android vs. iOS revenue comparison by game maker

DownloadSquad shares the revenue comparison for the Pocket Legends game, which is exactly the same on iPhone and Android.  Never-the-less, for some reason, it generates substantially more revenue on Android.  Why could that be?

As much as I would love it to be (I am an Android fan, remember?) due to superiority of Android platform, apps market, and users, I don’t think it is.  I can’t know for sure, but I suspect that it has to do with the quality of applications on Android.  There are many promising applications of course, but I don’t think they had the time yet to get polished to the level their iPhone counterparts did.  I’ve never owned an iPhone myself, but judging by a few quick tours my iPhone buying friends offered, I got the impression that there are more top-quality apps for iPhone.  Maybe that is because iPhone had more time.  Maybe that is because Apple is setting a high standard and tougher censorship.  Maybe that is because money are more naturally involved.  Maybe, of course, that is not so at all and I am completely off the charts.

What do you think?

Damn you, Autocorrect!

Automatic spelling correctors are well known for their weird understanding of the world.  People had troubles with them for years, and it won’t be soon until the problem will be completely solved.  But from all those applications and devices, Apple iPhone stands out.  Maybe it has something to do with the popularity of the gadget, or maybe it does indeed has a weird auto correct program.  The reasons aren’t that interesting.  Interesting is the fact enough people got caught by it and had enough fun to create a website devoted to automatic correction mistakes – Damn You, Auto Correct!

There are tonnes of fun there!  Go, have a look, and subscribe to their RSS feed.  Don’t forget to share the best ones.

Twinkle – sudden popularization of Cyprus

There was an sudden boost in searches for Cyprus yesterday.  The reason for that was a bug in Twinkle – a Twitter client for iPhone.  For some reason, Twinkle was identifying current location wrong for a whole lot of users.  Instead of being somewhere in the States, they were said to be Nicosia, Cyprus.  That probably felt very surprising for them, especially considering the fact that not many of them knew what or where Nicosia, Cyprus was.  Hence, all the searching.

There is a rumor going around that it was the work of Cyprus government, desperately trying to keep tourism levels up.  You, of course, should believe whatever your tin foil hat tells you to believe…