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  1. farukdgn's Avatar
    Odd, because I've read of several updates to the Android version going back to at least a year ago. What I see available for Android seems similar to my iPad version. In fact, if memory serves it almost seems like those updates arrived about the same time as the iOS version.

    Not like the updates offered much of substance anyway. The most noteworthy thing I noticed was a ton of ad spam. Fruit Ninja is entertaining, but like Angry Birds, it's incredibly overrated.


    I don't want to go out of my way to defend these developers. I don't know anything about what's going on behind the scenes in this particular case. However, I do have friends in the industry and the whole process is far from trivial. It's not just a matter of whipping together some update. And sometimes the problem is a lot more complex than simply selling a successful game. Halfbrick might find trying to support a million different Android devices just not worth the effort, especially since they've got a cash cow in iOS. I personally know of a developer who's been incredibly successful with Xbox Live who's refusing to develop for the platform ever again because of the crap Microsoft has put them through.

    And it's not like these developers owe us anything. What do people expect from games that cost them a dollar or two? People used to be okay with paying upwards of $40 for a game with comparable gameplay in a time when no one even dreamed of updates.
    IOS users pay $1 too but they get all the updates.
    05-03-2013 12:22 PM
  2. uselessrobot's Avatar
    Let's compare ratings because we don't have downloads to compare:

    Fruit Ninja
    iOS - 57,055 - current version (664,987 - all versions)
    Android - 38,060
    Windows Phone - 5,505 (and that's actually good for a Windows Phone app)

    That's your answer as to why iOS gets all the updates.
    05-03-2013 02:49 PM
  3. farukdgn's Avatar
    Let's compare ratings because we don't have downloads to compare:

    Fruit Ninja
    iOS - 57,055 - current version (664,987 - all versions)
    Android - 38,060
    Windows Phone - 5,505 (and that's actually good for a Windows Phone app)

    That's your answer as to why iOS gets all the updates.
    I can't get your viewpoint. You're talking as if a professional application developer company had to release updates for only a platform that has the best download rates. They must be really rich. They got more than 1 million dollars only from Android (only for fruit ninja). So I think they can work harder.. Also multiplayer function doesn't even work on Android.
    05-03-2013 03:07 PM
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