Re: [empire-deluxe] Empire for IOS
- My point wasn't that one OS or manufacturer was better, but that I wondered if the market size for android was inflated by the fact that a sizable number of "tablets" using android may not be appropriate for installing an ED version.I agree with your characterization of both worlds. I would guess that even a fraction of a percent of either market would be a reasonable market share for such an ED conversion. Mark would know his markets pretty well I bet.Dave
On May 21, 2013, at 4:46 PM, Barry Marks <barryemar@...> wrote:Those numbers came from Google IO so my guess is they include things that have the Google Play store installed, which means the app store if you're not an Android user.As for their relative sophistication the latest Android devices are every bit as sophisticated as the Ipad, and in some ways more so, although the "more so" is probably more my personal taste than anything else.Both are very nicely designed but with different objectives. The intent of the Ipad is to make it simple to use and they do that by making it work a certain, easy to learn, way. Android focuses more on being able to customize it. That makes it a bit harder to learn, but not much, and, once customized, a bit easier to use, again, not by much.Going beyond the interface, they're equally capable. There are a few apps, such as graphics apps and photo apps, that are better and more sophisticated on the Ipad so it's more capable in those areas, at least till comparable apps are available on Android. There are a few things that Android devices do gracefully that IOS devices do clumsily, if at all. A good example of that is wirelessly transferring a video or other file to the device from another computer. Some apps can handle that fairly well, one file at a time, but each app can only do that for the files it will use. With an Android device you can copy multiple files and any app on the device can then access them.It would be wrong to say that either is more sophisticated than the other. They're both very leading edge stuff. Each focuses on different areas.I also have a Nook Color and, while it is technically an Android device, it's an older one and it really isn't very much like an Android device. I also have Android installed on a micro SD card that I can boot into and then it becomes a full fledged Android device, but it's still a very limited one compared to my tablets.BarryOn Tue, May 21, 2013 at 3:26 PM, David Bott <dbott@...> wrote:Not to stray too far off topic, but do the android sales include e-readers like the nook simple touch? The iPad is fairly high end functioning I thought, compared to many non-iOS tablets. I don't have an iPad, but I do have three Nooks and only the color nook (non-HD) would I WANT to try to run a game like ED. So I guess my question is what's the sales ratio for iOS to Android tablets that would be viable for games like EDIE or EDEE?
On May 21, 2013, at 2:58 PM, Barry Marks <barryemar@...> wrote:Personally I'd rather see it for Android. I have both an Ipad and an Android tablet and I use the Android tablet far more than the Ipad.Also, new Android sales exceed new IOS sales about 4 to 1 now so, even though IOS devices have a long head start, Android is becoming the bigger market.That said, I'd buy it for either one or both.BarryOn Tue, May 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Matthew F. Merrill <mattmerrill@...> wrote:
I agree. Currently I play Empire Deluxe for DOS using iDOS on my iPad. It’s great, but it would be nice if it was an iOS app.
I'd buy it if I could play games I currently have running. Cross-platform interoperability is a key feature for me.
On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Matthew F. Merrill <mattmerrill@...> wrote:
Do you think there will be an Empire of iOS? I think it would be a good seller if there was.
Did you happen to get a copy of iDOS for iPad/iPhone before they pulled it? If so you can use the DOS version of Empire Deluxe. It runs well on the iPad.