orb3000 · May 21, 2011 at 06:00 pm

Interview With XDA Developer pof – pt. 2 of 3

Welcome to the second part of the interview with XDA retired moderator pof. Here you can find a link to Part 1. Without further ado, enjoy Part 2:

orb3000: What’s your current device?

pof: Google Nexus One (phone) and Motorola Xoom (tablet).

orb3000: What upcoming developments in the mobile world are you interested in?

pof: I think NFC and mobile payments will be the next upcoming boom, also a lot of tablet devices and TV or set top boxes running Android will come to mass-market in the near future, and this will completely change the way we are now used to consume media and entertainment. TVs are connected to the net will have also a huge impact on the advertising market: why in year 2011 I still see the same ads on TV as my neighbor? Net-connected TVs will allow ad servers to have a specific profile of the user watching TV and send him/her completely personalized ads, based on his preferences, previous browsing and TV watching history and demographics; this will allow micro-segmentation of the ads, widening the range of companies able to place ADs on TV. The TV as we know it will only be used for live sports and news, the rest of the media we’ll consume will be completely on-demand.

orb3000: What are your thoughts the slow development and growth of Windows Mobile and the skyrocketing speed of development for Android?

pof: I never took Windows Mobile as a real production ready OS, it was something we had to live with because there was no alternative at the time (blackberry phones were for dinosaurs and Symbian was a joke). Now Android is far from being perfect, but IMHO it goes in the right direction and if you choose the right device (one which allows to unlock the bootloader) you can use AOSP or custom ROMs on it.

orb3000: Are you looking into developing more apps for Android after your first one?

pof: Probably yes, but usually I only find the time to develop something if I can’t find any other app that suit my needs. Recently, I purchased a Motorola Xoom, and have found the app ecosystem in Honeycomb is still small compared to the wide range of Android apps we’re used to have now on our phones, so probably the next app will be more focused on tablet user experience.

orb3000: How was your experience making your first Android App compared to working with Windows Mobile?

pof: I had to refresh some Java concepts, but overall it was great. I found the SDK documentation easy to read and very understandable, although sometimes you have to refer to other sites like StackOverflow (Q&A site for programmers) because the SDK documentation is not clear or complete enough for a novice Android developer like me. In that sense, I feel the MSDN documentation is more complete, although the Windows Mobile API is far more painful, complicated, and obscure to use at the beginning.

This is the end of part 2. Please let us know what you think or what you would want to ask pof.
Coming up next week, the final part of the interview. We hope you are enjoying it so far.

Special thanks to Noonski


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orb3000 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. @orb3000 News Writer & Forum Moderator @xda-developers. Windows Phone/Android enthusiast, like HTC and flashing! 100% cert. free of i-products Xalapa, México
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