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Topic # 93352 18-Nov-2011 21:46
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Every time you go to any big company website you see "We have an I-phone or I-pad app aren't we wonderful" Try to find an Android app for them and you get fobbed off with, well that's only a small part of the market in New Zealand.

This really annoys me, ANZ has been running a add campain for months talking about how in touch they are. What a load of rubbish.

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  Reply # 547092 18-Nov-2011 21:56
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I have the ASB Android app installed.

But seriously, yes Android seems to be second best - though this is slowly changing, perhaps thanks to their growing popularity.

If you are aware of an outfit offering an iApp without offering an Android equivalent, kick up a stink. It's only by demonstrating demand that anything will change.




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  Reply # 547095 18-Nov-2011 22:03
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I just got a 4s (still got sensation), just using it as my everyday phone seeing as I'm always flashing my sensation and I'll tell you man most of the apps in the app store are rubbish, but yea definitely need some more big company's on the android front.. The ANZ app on iPhone is awesome but io would like to have it on Android 2




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  Reply # 547096 18-Nov-2011 22:08
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also, where are the symbian/blackberry/windows mobile/windows phone 7 apps?

its apparently only cool to make iphone apps for a large number of companies.

nb, the Rugby World Cup app was delivered for iphone/ipad/blackberry/blackberry playbook/android/windows phone 7

Yellow, Subway, AirNZ have apps for iphone/android/wp7

BNZ launched an android app and an iphone app

Take the stats listed on this blog: http://blog.jericho.co.nz/tag/android-market-share-nz/
there are still, apparently, 100,000 more iphones than android phones here in NZ. Each app costs money to build - so they likely cant build for every platform. I guess that they are simply picking the top one, or two.




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  Reply # 547099 18-Nov-2011 22:19
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One thing I will say is that the mPass AirNZ app on Android looks and feels a lot smoother and cleaner compared to iOS.

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  Reply # 547102 18-Nov-2011 22:27
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I am not surprised as most companies don't have the resources to support multiple platforms. However, im confused to why Trademe, a very well resourced company, doesn't support Android yet.

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  Reply # 547106 18-Nov-2011 22:36
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Kiwipixter: I am not surprised as most companies don't have the resources to support multiple platforms. However, im confused to why Trademe, a very well resourced company, doesn't support Android yet.


There is one but it's crap compared to ios version  




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  Reply # 547130 19-Nov-2011 04:25
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BNZ started dishing out iPhones to staff about six months ago, to replace Blackberrys as phones and for receiving company emails etc. Quite recently it has announced to staff that it is concerned about data security on iPhones and that it will be moving to Android phones next year, once Ice Cream Sandwich phones are available.

BNZ also has a great Android app for online banking for customers.

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  Reply # 547135 19-Nov-2011 06:20
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I have been waiting since Sky released their IOS app for the android equivalent. Their FAQ on their website dated April says they are working on on an android app but we are still waiting. Very frustrating!




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  Reply # 547137 19-Nov-2011 06:41
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I prefer good mobile sites rather than specific 'apps'!





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  Reply # 547144 19-Nov-2011 07:46
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Kiwipixter: I am not surprised as most companies don't have the resources to support multiple platforms. However, im confused to why Trademe, a very well resourced company, doesn't support Android yet.


IMO the Trademe iOS app is absolute crap anyway.  I agree these companies need to wake up to the smart device revolution.  I wonder if there is some money in it for the bigger companies only supporting iOS?  Is there a backhand in there somewhere perhaps?
 




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  Reply # 547157 19-Nov-2011 08:38
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Blame Apples marketing.
Most people think iphone are all there is.

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  Reply # 547170 19-Nov-2011 09:34
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App development is a little above my skill level, but once you have had an app developed for one platform how difficult is it to port to another OS? I would have thought the structure would be the same just the syntax would change.




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  Reply # 547190 19-Nov-2011 11:05
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I've been checking iOS apps out and it's very different to Android... Half the reason I bought a iPhone




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  Reply # 547191 19-Nov-2011 11:10
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Acrux: Every time you go to any big company website you see "We have an I-phone or I-pad app aren't we wonderful" Try to find an Android app for them and you get fobbed off with, well that's only a small part of the market in New Zealand.

This really annoys me, ANZ has been running a add campain for months talking about how in touch they are. What a load of rubbish.

What are your thoughts on this topic?



I'm waiting for Android ANZ app as well.  Annoys me that they are not supporting Android.  I wrote and asked them about it and they said there were no plans fo an android version.  Trademe is another example as the app that is avalible is not very good.
  




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  Reply # 547201 19-Nov-2011 11:57
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The Metservice has an ipad app, but no android app :|

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