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TUAW review and giveaway: Twelve South Compass iPad stand (

Jul 22nd 2010 11:59PM This looks great! I love it in landscape.

57% of Android apps are free -- iPhone apps: only 27% (Download Squad)

Jul 6th 2010 12:15PM I found that a big problem with the Android app store is that so many of the free apps are utter crap or involve apps of...question copyrighted material (eg: all the ringtone apps).

Also, the ranking system isn't very good and even a lot of the cross-platform apps with the iPhone aren't as good. For example, the Facebook app for the iPhone has way more functionality than the Facebook app for Android.

To be sure, the Apple app store also has a lot of, but I feel like there is a good system in place to make sure the cream rises to the top. That is something lacking in the Android app store.

57% of Android apps are free -- iPhone apps: only 27% (Download Squad)

Jul 6th 2010 12:04PM Your reasoning doesn't make much sense to me.

How is the iPhone or iPad more "exclusive" than Android? The phones cost about the same amount and there are actually more iPhones than Android out there. In what world does a Porsche cost the same as a Ford and enjoys greater market share?

I think the more likely reason is iPhone apps have a higher startup cost. The iOS SDK costs $100 and the Android SDK is free. Therefore, obviously, if anyone wants to release an App on the Apple Store, they've already sunk $100 in it and therefore will want to charge something to get their money back.

The whole "exclusivity" reasoning makes no sense to me.