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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during August 2010

While most people keep on screaming, you might find it reasonable to keep on watching out and understanding what's happening; and wait before deciding to support one of the two parties. These two articles are interesting in my opinion: Q&A: What's Oracle-Google Lawsuit All About? Maisie Ramsay interviews Al Hilwa from IDC. Is Android Evil? by Andreas Constantinou The latter post is from the...
Well, yesterday my app passed 1,000 downloads and I'm happy. But I'm less happy in seeing that the percentage of active installs is going down since ten days: after having been steady at 45/46% for a couple of months, it dropped to 38%. The strange thing is that in the latest ten days I've released two new versions with new features and bug fixes. The few users I'm in touch with are saying thumbs...
In my previous post I said that the new Oracle vs Google war might have bad as well as good effects on the community. As usual, most people are screaming about the possible bad effects. I'd like to share an hypothetical scenario where the effects are good.Please note: it's not a forecast. I'm not able to do that. Maybe things will be really bad. In my scenario there is for sure a considerable...
So, today's big scoop is Oracle suing Google for a number of alleged patent infringements with Android. Doomsday announcements are spreading all over the world, as you might expect. So, are we going to die with loud screams? Follow my advice: stay cool and go on as usual. Keep yourself informed (and before anything else have a read at the Oracle Complaint that is attached to the URL I've linked...
The crash report feature collects unexpected exceptions from an Android apps and delivers it to the Development Console where the app author can analyze it. It is only available on Android 2.2, which is not yet widespread, so until today I've never seen a crash report. This morning I received one. It's a trivial error I made since the very first version of the application, with no effects on the...