do motorola developers vary from others?

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by himura, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. himura

    himura Member
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    Hello bigger and more experienced developers,

    to tell the truth i'm still new to android and developing for cell phones, but i've got some questions especially about motorola developing.

    i've seen this MOTODEV News Keeps Android Developers in the Know | Android Phone Fans
    from the news, and went to MOTODEV, and youtube
    Well, I'm impressed by motorola's android apps!

    to know the story:
    I have a Nexus One (which i feel has like a pure android OS), I don't have even HTC apps and widgets, which was kinda depressing (that's some reason y i want to develop for android), but now comes motorola, and in there website there's a special SDK Add-ons for them!

    my questions are:
    OK they have their own home screen and widgets etc, but can developers develop for motorola phones without obtaining a motorola phone?

    Is it possible for developers to "let's say" mimic motorola apps (personally, i want to do better apps than their), but can a developer get to that level?

    donno, i just got discouraged somehow when i saw motorola's developer's website :'(
     

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  2. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Well-Known Member
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    Any app you make will work on any phone provided it has the android OS of the min supported version or greater. I have never heard of these "extra apis" you speak of, however they are likely just an extension to the android sdk, and some may be motorola specific, while some may not be. Either way, you don't have to use them.
     
  3. blundell

    blundell Well-Known Member
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    yeah so f*k motorola and there awkwards API's there just making it harder to make android app's that work over all devices. Porting is a pain in the a$$

    So yeah if you just continue using the normal Google android API's everything should be fine :) don't worry about silly Motorola
     
  4. himura

    himura Member
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    hhhhhh.... it seems that motorola is hated :p
    thank you very much :)
     

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