At the midpoint of the year, it is a good time to review the statistics about the Android Mobile apps released this year:
Entertainment/Music: Lady Gaga Fan & Duran Duran Fan
Finance: StockTalk for Android (the only Android interface for the StockTwits Network)
Overall, since about February 2011 from Android Market, there have been approximately:
- 1,460 Downloads/Installs
- 575 Users
- More than 19 Countries: USA, Canada, UK, France, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Italy, Taiwan, Russia, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Malaysia, Norway, Thailand, Australia, India
Here is the breakdown by app for Android OS version and country:
1. Lady Gaga Fan
2. Duran Duran Fan
Top 3 Device Breakdown
And below is a breakdown of the Top 3 devices for each app. Samsung does well for entertainment and Motorola for Finance.
The fact that the initial code for Duran Duran Fan for Android was clean and modular allowed Lady Gaga Fan for Android to be rapidly developed and deployed. In fact, it is the creation of the assets for submission to Android Market which takes longer in the whole process.
It was also interesting to see that some people were using the apps on Samsung Galaxy Tabs so the apps were then updated to support the Android Tablet form-factor.
Although these apps are currently only available on Android Market, they are actually cross-platform and can run on iOS devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPads 1 and 2, in addition to several other platforms.
Get in Touch – YashLabs Touch – Tablet & Smartphone Mobile Apps.
Update: Duran Duran Fan for Android is no longer available (complying with a C & D letter).
I saw the Duran Duran show in Montreal this Tuesday as the band was touring for support of their new album, “All You Need is Now”. The show was late by an hour because of the soundcheck most probably. But what a show it was! It started by the album’s songs played to fan-made videos on a big screen.
The first to come on stage was Nick Rhodes, checking up his synths. I know he uses a Korg, an Alesis Andromeda A6, 1 or two Rolands, and a Kurzweil (which I own). When the band was on stage, the crowd went wild as the first sounds from Planet Earth were heard.
Then, Nick’s sounds disappeared. All of the band was clearly disappointed but fans in the audience sang the song a capella with Simon until sonic beauty could be restored and the transition was smooth. That was a magical moment.
It was also Roger’s birthday and we sang Happy Birthday to him both in French and in English.
It was absolutely awesome, they’re solid entertainers after all these years, and I really liked how The Chauffeur, Careless Memories and Friends of Mine sounded live. A View to A Kill and Reach Up for the Sunshine were also astounding, with Wild Boys.
In honour of the band and their amazing songs, I can now present to all Duran Duran Fans, an app to keep them in touch with their favourite band. It’s appropriately named Duran Duran Fan for Android. You can read the Duran Duran news, including Tweets by Simon and John (who tweets frequently), other fans’ messages, see a gallery, get lists of shows and purchase tickets online, discover similar bands, watch videos and also shop in the specially built Duran Duran Fan Store.
I showed a demo to a fan at the show and he asked when the app would be ready for his iPad. Soon, stay tuned! Check the images below in the meantime and download the app for Android.
Duran Duran Fan in Android Market (Free – is no longer available).
Based on research released by Canalys today:
Google has outpaced Nokia, RIM and Apple in the smartphone arena to become the best-selling platform worldwide. This news was in this morning from research firm Canalys and shows that from the Fourth Quarter of 2009 to the Fourth Quarter of 2010, Google’s Androidsmartphone platform
- grew a phenomenal %615
- grew to occupy 32.9% of shipments in Q4 2010, a total of 33.3 millions
In comparison, Nokia had a %30.6 of market share with 31.0 millions of shipments.
Apple, even with the great iPhone 4, is far behind with %16.0 of market share and 16.2 millions of shipments, followed by RIM.
Microsoft is far behind everyone, having sabotaged their own success with internal strife against their Kin phone.