On Marco Arment’s decision to release Instapaper for Android
It’s getting increasingly hard for developers to ignore Android. It is now tempting even for the most hardcore iOS developers to give it a shot.
Hopefully, Instapaper will be successful on Android and make users happy and earn Marco some extra money.
However, Android users might not want to pay for the app and go for free alternatives like Readability or Pocket instead. In that case, Marco will at least be able to silent Android users who wanted him to do an Android version for years with a simple “hate so say I told you so”. And I guess there are worse things in life than being right.
Either way – I hope Marc will share some interesting thoughts and figures on the differences between developing, maintaining and selling apps for iOS and Android.

On Marco Arment’s decision to release Instapaper for Android

  1. It’s getting increasingly hard for developers to ignore Android. It is now tempting even for the most hardcore iOS developers to give it a shot.
  2. Hopefully, Instapaper will be successful on Android and make users happy and earn Marco some extra money.
  3. However, Android users might not want to pay for the app and go for free alternatives like Readability or Pocket instead. In that case, Marco will at least be able to silent Android users who wanted him to do an Android version for years with a simple “hate so say I told you so”. And I guess there are worse things in life than being right.

Either way – I hope Marc will share some interesting thoughts and figures on the differences between developing, maintaining and selling apps for iOS and Android.