Our Future with Android

Mika Mobile, makers of the endearing ‘Battleheart’ mobile game, comments on the costs of developing for Android, it’s abandonment of the platform and the updated downloaded size of the Store. At last check, Battleheart had grossed nearly $20k on the Play store, despite not being updated for more than 1.5 years.

“We spent about 20% of our total man-hours last year dealing with Android in one way or another – porting, platform specific bug fixes, customer service, etc.  I would have preferred spending that time on more content for you, but instead I was thanklessly modifying shaders and texture formats to work on different GPUs, or pushing out patches to support new devices without crashing, or walking someone through how to fix an installation that wouldn’t go through.  We spent thousands on various test hardware.  These are the unsung necessities of offering our apps on Android.”

Our Future with Android

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