[QUOTE=glamdring92;2494594]The problem is getting the normal end consumer to realize whats going on. Most of them don’t really know any thing about the whole Apple app stupid crap thats going on. Now if these company’s can set there problems aside they can easily change all this. With all those major leading brands they can slide consumers into a new app store or something of that liking.
Really i think the biggest thing is if Android gets big enough to star moving some big app development. In that case people will begin searching for a way to develop 1 app and run it on several OS.[/QUOTE]
You may think that people care about whatever you’re calling “stupid crap”, but they don’t.
All they care about is availability and price, both of which are there at the app store.
Other solutions (I don’t have an Android and have not seen other vendor’s responses to the app store) have historically been lame at best, with multiple versions of the same app for the same phone/pda from the same vendor, depending on model year - yet alone different versions for different vendors and hardware configurations.
One thing that Apple has done is offered a common platform - and advanced even the original iPhone so it runs the same OS as the latest 3GS - so there’s one marketplace, not a bunch of them. There’s also sufficient competition so that app prices are reasonable - read lots cheaper than my Palm apps were.