Shhh! Don't mention Android!


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  1. james

    james Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's that time of the month for Stevie boy....he better pop an iPad in control you know what.
     
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    bbrosen Well-Known Member

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    Why is everyone so shocked that one company does not want to mention another in their store? Apple is not the first, nor the last to have this policy. You are some of the weirdest people i ever saw..
     
  5. eriku16

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    This is Apple, er Steve Jobs... no explanations are needed :rolleyes:
     
  6. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Ohhh look apple fanboi to the rescue!
     
  7. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

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    okay it's not that THEY are not mentioning it, it is that they are not ALLOWING other people to mention it... that is basic freedom of speach being taken away... i dont see droid phones, blocking searches of apple and iphone?!?! it is just wrong to tell people what to and what not to say or else they can't sell the app they worked so hard on making
     
  8. TheBrit

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    It wasn't like he was promoting Android. He was just mentioning a reason to suggest he app was good.
     
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    chaz_uk Well-Known Member

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    I've seen plenty of Apps mention that they had originated on the iPhone on the Android Market and not a single one wanted me to get another iPhone.

    Do they really think people are going to ditch their iPhones because someone mentioned "Android" in an app description?
     
  10. bbrosen

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    only thegoverment can take away your right to free speech. Apple is a legal private for profit company, they are allowed to decide these hings as well as a host of other matters. Do you honestly think Google does not have rules and policies?

    Sometimes i forget i am dealing with little kiddies here. In the big grown up world,
    Private companies have the right, just like people have their rights, to run their company as they see fit . Most companies for a very long time have preferred to to directly mention competitors. Its not "evil" or tyranical, it is just common biz practice. You are certainly free not to puechase their goods. or services for any reason you deem important yo you.
    Or in your case have your mommy or daddy buy stuff for you. This is not an Apple thing, its a business thing. You will understand when you are older and all grown up.
     
  11. TheBrit

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    True...but Apple are pushing the idea too far. The dev was not promoting Android - he was merely stating that his app had been well received elsewhere and iPhone users might like it too. Google do not cry when iPhone gets a mention in the market.
     
  12. bbrosen

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    No they are not crying but ya know, they really could care less, this is all a big experiment right now, they are not serious about any of this as it is plain to see.

    The superbowl was their big chance to promote android, they did not. Any way, like I said, it's common biz practice, nothing more nothing less, no, "too far" about it. sorry but it's a ridiculous statement. Here is another thing to think about, which also really includes Google. In this day and age of instant electronic media it is all the more harder to keep ones real or intellectual property sequestered from getting lost in the mix and cross referenced with something or someone else. Google has amassed the largest database on our planet, type something into their search engine and you can go off on any tangent you like and be so totally far from what your original search was about, because all this info is linked, especially online.

    So in that respect, brand purity is getting harder to keep.
     
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    Well, at least it wasn't banned for having "Flash" in the name ;)

    Really, Apple is well within its right to remove the application from the App Store for mentioning Android; however, it speaks volumes about Apple's corporate practices and really highlights the differences in the closed vs. open mindsets regarding software.
     
  14. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Making assumptions again neophyte? Someone sure doesn't like being called a fanboi, although he CLEARLY is one. De nile is not just a river in egypt!!!

    And sure companies have that right, but WE were just pointing out that it's a RIDICULOUS policy, hoss.

    Brand purity? What are you a quaker? You need to stop posting on this forum, no-one likes you. Really. Your just starting trouble, constantly. You sir, are a TROLL.
     
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    I feel like a am playing a broken record here but...

    If you can't discuss matters in a friendly and adult manner, please don't comment at all.

    Everyone has the right to an opinion. Name calling is childish and unnecessary, and detracts from the conversation. Please stop doing it.
     
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    Sorry that no one likes me, too bad really. yes brand purity. Not sure how old you are, but marketing, sales and of course business as a whole has changed dramatically these last 10 years. With the internet, and now mobile phone market and all it's endless streams of info input, overload and saturation, things can get lost and obscured in all that data. It is a very real situation to deal with for those in business. Kids today, and even young adults grew up with the internet and mobile computing, they cannot see the forest thru the trees so to speak. They have been immersed in it.

    So to the younger generation, it may seem, tyrannical, power crazed, or ridiculous, it's mostly not having an understanding of what is going on or why some one would do it. When a company is public and has share holders to appease, they have to make those kinds of decisions. They are beholden to them as much as the customer. But if the customer comes first and are happy, then shareholders should be too.

    This is where Android comes in.

    I have complained about Google not having over the phone customer assistance or tech support, but maybe thats just the way it will be from now on. Things do change. Look at the record industry, and how music was distributed and marketed years ago to now. Heck i don't even know anyone who has cd's anymore. I don't even have any dvd's either. i either burn my own blu ray or rent them and download them. Yellow pages? Who uses them either, I look everything up online now, address, numbers, info, resturaunt menus, store hours.

    these other companies, to you, are doing things the old way I guess it would seem. Maybe it's my age showing thru. I am just an old dino with an android.

    that no one likes.....(sigh)
     
  17. TheBrit

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    Exactly the point I was trying to make. :)
     
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    Okay so I think Ill put my 2 cents in before this thread gets locked too... seems thats becoming a popular thing around here :-(......
    Im going to have to agree with bbrosen here. I thought that was standard business practice... When I was younger my wife worked at a clothing retail store and none of the employees could wear clothes that visibly promoted another brand of clothing. I mean I know were talking phones here, but what if you owned a Hollister and one day you walked into your store and one of your employees was wearing a shirt that said Aber Crombie in huge white letters on it? You cant tell me it wouldnt upset you that someone you pay for a service is advertising for your competitors.... Just keep an open mind here. I know it sounds ridic, but its business.
     
  19. james

    james Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm sorry but that sounds like a terrible analogy to me.. I don't see how saying you were a finalist in androids developer challenge is going to persuade someone to buy an android phone. You're suggesting that it somehow promotes android when in fact all it does is promote the app as it has been successful on other platforms..
     
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    this



    also, i wonder what happens when someone wants to make a star wars game for the iphone (mentioning droids) :)
     
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    This analogy would be fine...if it were Apple employees creating the Apps. However, what they're doing would be like old navy telling it's customers they can't wear a pair of wranglers into their stores. Do they have the right to do it? Sure. Doesn't mean they should. We have the right to do many things that we shouldn't do. Like others have said, it speaks a lot about their business practices. They're acting like the US acted during the cold war trying to keep the commies out of the US :)
     
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    well its not that i dont understand the logic behind it, but to me its just a bad move. it shows apples really afraid of a little competition, and they really fear they've been had, or are about to be. i think the average joe will pick up on this. and apple banning the usage may actually work to thier disadvantage. (see striesand effect)
     
  23. sensesfail99

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    I agree i think it shows that apple is afraid of comp.
     

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