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denissianto
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  I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Sun, 02 September 2012 16:37
HI there,

Just to let DoW staff knows, that thousands of us android users are still waiting for an ANDROID version !!

C'mon guys. I knew the amount of staff available for programming at DoW is small. But hey, just my 2 cents. Why don't you invest some of your acquired fortune from iOs sales for a new android-dedicated programming staff ?
I don't think there is anything wrong with that.

Think about this.. Other games developers had successfully developed games both on android and iOs. Then why don't you.... Smile

Trust me, Ticket to Ride will be selling like hot cakes on android!! Smile

We are waiting for your response, sir! Smile
      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Mon, 24 September 2012 23:10
denissianto wrote on Sun, 02 September 2012 06:37

HI there,

Just to let DoW staff knows, that thousands of us android users are still waiting for an ANDROID version !!

C'mon guys. I knew the amount of staff available for programming at DoW is small. But hey, just my 2 cents. Why don't you invest some of your acquired fortune from iOs sales for a new android-dedicated programming staff ?
I don't think there is anything wrong with that.

Think about this.. Other games developers had successfully developed games both on android and iOs. Then why don't you.... Smile

Trust me, Ticket to Ride will be selling like hot cakes on android!! Smile

We are waiting for your response, sir! Smile

Yes, an android version would be lovely.

The app was written in Java, yes? If so, then porting to Android is just adding the correct interface code! Easier a job than the iPad was - at least if it's just supporting the 7" and 10" tablets.
      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Thu, 27 September 2012 05:27
I don't think DoW's stance is really going to change from that which they had in May http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/ticket-to-r ide-on-android-days-of-wonder-ceo-explains-why-you-shouldnt- hold.

I'd like to see Ticket To Ride for Android, but I can understand their stance. Even making it for 7 and 10 inch devices means dealing with various resolutions, memory constraints, etc.
      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Wed, 10 October 2012 11:11
urbaer wrote on Wed, 26 September 2012 19:27

I don't think DoW's stance is really going to change from that which they had in May http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/ticket-to-r ide-on-android-days-of-wonder-ceo-explains-why-you-shouldnt- hold.

I'd like to see Ticket To Ride for Android, but I can understand their stance. Even making it for 7 and 10 inch devices means dealing with various resolutions, memory constraints, etc.


Actually, no it doesn't. A 7" version with the settings correct works on 10". Such is the case with several other games I have... like Androminion. Disabling that actually takes more code, as it's built-in to the OS.

All the old excuse shows is they didn't actually read the docs...
      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Mon, 15 October 2012 19:03
No. All the old excuse is because they are too lazy to work their ass off for more money in their bank account.

It just DOESN'T matter how many thousands of types android device there are now. Angry birds made it ! Zynga made it ! Then why can't days of wonder! Where there is a will, there is a solution !
      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Tue, 16 October 2012 03:58
denissianto wrote on Mon, 15 October 2012 21:03


It just DOESN'T matter how many thousands of types android device there are now. Angry birds made it ! Zynga made it ! Then why can't days of wonder! Where there is a will, there is a solution !


It does matter how many thousands of types of devices there are, because DoW is not primarily an App development company! They are a small crew of amazingly talented programmers who have made extremely successful Apps...but they don't have the time or the people to expand into the Android market.

Maybe some day they will, but they've been pretty clear that at this point it doesn't make sense to do that. Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Tue, 16 October 2012 19:42
How could they said that it doesn't make sense with billions of android users waiting to put their dollars into this game ? And a couple millions of income is not worth the investment ?
      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Tue, 16 October 2012 20:20
denissianto wrote on Tue, 16 October 2012 21:42

How could they said that it doesn't make sense with billions of android users waiting to put their dollars into this game ? And a couple millions of income is not worth the investment ?


Really? A couple millions? Rolling Eyes I don't know about that if the app costs $.99! Razz That seems like some awfully optimistic math. Smile

Honestly I don't know why it doesn't make sense for them, but so far they have been very clear about moving into that market. They have done pretty well with the business so far, so they must know what they're doing. Very Happy
      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Wed, 17 October 2012 03:17
rasmussen81 wrote on Wed, 17 October 2012 01:20

denissianto wrote on Tue, 16 October 2012 21:42

How could they said that it doesn't make sense with billions of android users waiting to put their dollars into this game ? And a couple millions of income is not worth the investment ?


Really? A couple millions? Rolling Eyes I don't know about that if the app costs $.99! Razz That seems like some awfully optimistic math. Smile

Honestly I don't know why it doesn't make sense for them, but so far they have been very clear about moving into that market. They have done pretty well with the business so far, so they must know what they're doing. Very Happy


That app costs $6.99 and that is not including the multiple in-apps purchase. How can you be not sure they will rake in a couple millions for providing android platform? Instead I am confident that is how a game developer SHOULD count potential ROI on any given games projects. And besides, ticket to ride WOULD be a hot-seller as we all knew it is a good game! Smile

So I guess devs maybe are very good at developing games, but not so good in business side.
      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Wed, 17 October 2012 04:34
denissianto wrote on Wed, 17 October 2012 05:17

rasmussen81 wrote on Wed, 17 October 2012 01:20

denissianto wrote on Tue, 16 October 2012 21:42

How could they said that it doesn't make sense with billions of android users waiting to put their dollars into this game ? And a couple millions of income is not worth the investment ?


Really? A couple millions? Rolling Eyes I don't know about that if the app costs $.99! Razz That seems like some awfully optimistic math. Smile

Honestly I don't know why it doesn't make sense for them, but so far they have been very clear about moving into that market. They have done pretty well with the business so far, so they must know what they're doing. Very Happy


That app costs $6.99 and that is not including the multiple in-apps purchase. How can you be not sure they will rake in a couple millions for providing android platform? Instead I am confident that is how a game developer SHOULD count potential ROI on any given games projects. And besides, ticket to ride WOULD be a hot-seller as we all knew it is a good game! Smile

So I guess devs maybe are very good at developing games, but not so good in business side.


Ah, you're wanting them to create an Android version that works for every size of phone up to the tablets. Rolling Eyes They didn't even do that for the Mac version...we have two different iPhone versions at $.99 each and then the iPad version for more.

Don't forget that DoW is actually a board game company first and not a dev company; they just have really good game developers on staff! And when it comes to the business side they have done extremely well, so I don't think we can say that they are 'not so good' in that area. If they aren't doing an Android version, it would only be because they did the math and it didn't make sense for them (they are a business after all, and they have to take into account a lot of things that we have no idea about).

Who knows, though, maybe they're working on an Android version right now! Cool Based on what they've said publicly, though, we have no evidence that they are going to release an Android version.

[Mis à jour le: Wed, 17 October 2012 07:25]

      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Thu, 18 October 2012 22:13
If they insist on not making an Android version, can they at least separate their mailing list subscriptions so I can hear about board games I might actually buy versus AppStore Apps I will never buy? I find it very irritating to get mail from DoW expecting to see something new about a game I don't know about and it's just another "we have an app you can't run to rub in your face" spam.
      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Sun, 21 October 2012 16:44
Yes, please!
      
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Re:I am STILL waiting for an ANDROID version ! Tue, 23 October 2012 01:20
Well, let's see...Apple's about to announce the mini-iPad, so there's another size to create for in iOS. So that argument about creating for different sizes of Android platforms is about to be an issue for iOS as well - let's see how they handle that.

And that line in the article about how hard it is to pay for Android apps is laughable. I have a Google Play account - buying an app is as simple as hitting the "buy" button...no harder than an iTunes account.

Android has about 68% of the market now...iOS about 17%. It's astonishing that they haven't embraced Android at this point - but it's likely a matter of time.
      
    
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