BBC on why Android sucks

BBC talking about building iPlayer for iOS and Android:

If you look at the amount of energy we spend on Apple, it pales in comparison to what we spend on Android.

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Believe it or not, we started work on the iPlayer radio app for Android on the same day as the one for the iPhone, but we’re still resolving a number of issues [...] That worked out of the box on Apple, but not on Android.

[Via Sam Radford]



  • KvH

    They’ll make it up in volume by supporting every android handset around!

    • http://twitter.com/billyrazzle Billy Razzle

      Ha

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    They should wrap up the Android crap and do whatever they need to do to get iPlayer on the Apple TV.

    • d.r

      Cable TV has threatened BBC of kicking out BBC America if BBC brings iPlayer to America.

      • Silvio Berlusconi

        I don’t care about America. I want iPlayer on Apple TV in Britain.

    • Scruff0

      Same here in Australia with the ABC and SBS – they both have catch up services via the web, I wish Apple would make apps for the AppleTV for both. At the moment on my AppleTV I have apps for NFL, NRL, MLB, WSJ and others – all American and irrelevant to Aussie audiences. Put on some local content AppleAU!

  • http://www.theuniversalsteve.com SSteve

    Not that I give a crap about Android, but in the interest of fairness he did go on to say this:

    “And there are big advantages to the Android platform. Whenever we want to launch something new we just do it, without waiting for approval. And then there is multi-tasking, which you can’t do on Apple. Once we solve the basics, there are a lot of things about the platform that will be extremely powerful.”

    So it’ll be good someday!

  • David Android Slop

    Android sucks because I just zipped files and chose the name of another zip file because I thought it would add my newest files to the existing. Nope. Android wiped out my existing zip without an overwrite warning or duplicate file name error.