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Recording App Audioboo Makes Its Android Effort Open Source

Aug 19, 2011, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Why open source? Marc Rock told paidContent that while the company has always developed the iphone app in-house, it had to outsource the build of the Android app. "We effectively gave it to developers and said, 'look at iPhone and copy it. But that's far from ideal.'"

"The app was first developed in 2009, at a cost of between £30,000 and £40,000, he said. Similar strategies were taken with its Symbian and Windows Phone apps. But since then, as Android has grown, he said it has become increasingly more difficult and expensive to make it a workable app across all of the many Android flavors and devices that have hit ti market. 'As android fragments, with ranges like Samsung's Galaxy devices, and the HTC devices, it's really difficult for us to keep up with developments. Now the developer community out there can update and change it.'"

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