by Six to Start and Naomi Alderman
Shoot, now I wish I'd pledged $5 or more. ;)
Is there going to be beta release on android soon too? I pledged enough for the beta access but I do not own a single apple product, I know that the full game is going to be released for android but I would enjoy being able to try out the beta (ZR advance) on my phone now/soon if possible! Thanks!
Super excited for the iPhone release because it means (in my mind at least) that the Android version is coming "soon". I'm really looking forward to this app!
I would also very much like to know something about the android release!
What's the timeline for the android app's development?
Good to know I'm not the only one wondering the same thing about the android app.
Yea everything so far has been about the ios . I believe you have a lot of backers from the android platform. Please give us an update as well.
Yeah... My question is also about android app's development... What's the point?
Agreed. Watching the numbers on the original kick-starter buy-in the rate really jumped up when android support was announced. Did any of the polls to date include "on which OS will you be running this?" because it's entirely possible Android is the majority. It's not a popular fact among iOS developers, but it is a fact that there are more android devices than iOS devices in current use.
Mea culpa, everyone - apologies for not mentioning Android. Here's the situation: as we described in the project several times, we are planning to launch the Android version 3 months after the iOS version, in May. We have begun development, it's going well, but it will take time.
We know it's frustrating to have to wait, especially when you're getting updates about iOS, but we're a small team and it's difficult for us to work on two platforms simultaneously. We don't want Android to be lagging behind forever, but for the moment, there will be a wait.
So even though Android is far more popular than iOS, you dedicated more resources to iOS development? Have a look at these stats from early 2011: http://hitechanalogy.com/google-android-vs-apple-ios-android-to-beat-apple-ios-soon-nielson/
Android already had double the market share than Apple. I realize that it's your decision as te developers, but it's rather dissapointing.
Just my 2c.
I'm not worried about it guys. It just means the iPhone users will work out kinks and give feedback that can only improve my Android version. :-)
I would much rather the iOS people become the zombie snacks test subjects to increase the survivability odds for us Android users =)
This is ridiculous.
I am an Android User. I do not own any Apple devices. However, as a developer, Six to Start has to work as a business. The unfortunate truth is that even though there are many more Android users, more money is to be made on the iOS. (See this blog as an example, but the stats can be found anywhere: http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/why-eric-schmidts-prediction-about-android-vs-ios-development-dead-wrong). As was originally stated during the project, the Android version will be out after the iOS version. Not sure why people would expect this to change now. I am eagerly awaiting the finished version, and look forward to hearing updates as progress is made on both platforms.
Aww. I too am an Android user, but Jon Sharp's comment was enlightening. /sigh Well, at least Android users should get a better starting experience. I wonder if there's anything Six to Start and Naomi Alderman can do to placate their disgruntled Android backers?
Is there a dedicated place we should mention issues we find with the beta version of the app?
Android too, but glad it's all running along smoothly :)
Tom - for the moment, if you email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with issues, that would be best!
Rachel - we're definitely thinking of things that we can do that'll make everyone happy
While not necessarily an issue, do you want E-mails for input also?
Kristoffer: Absolutely, just email us email@example.com
Will the $45 and up android backers get an early release before it goes public at least?
Er, $10, sorry
Yes, there'll still be an early release for Android backers before the public Android release.
Can't wait for the Android version to come out so I can start running.
can't wait for the final version!
What's the plan as far as the early release period for those of us not insightful enough to have pledged for $45? I see talk about backers getting access "at least a few days before everyone else"--does that mean that us cheapska...err, lesser financial backers will be receiving access to ZR Advance for at least some period of time?
Yep, that's how it'll work!