In response to Steve Jobs pointing out the “nightmares” developers have to face when it comes to Android’s “fragmentation,” TweetDeck’s Iain Dodsworth essentially responds “what in god’s name are you talking about?” What he actually said was this.
“Did we at any point say it was a nightmare developing on Android? errr nope, no we didn’t. It wasn’t.”
And responding to a tweet by one user – Danny Sullivan – regarding how much of a non-issue it was to “deal” with Android’s fragmentation, he says:
“… yes exactly! We only have 2 guys developing on Android TweetDeck so that shows how small an issue fragmentation is”
And that just brings us right back to our initial point: Steve Jobs simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He knows nothing outside of iOS, Mac, and iTunes. Why pretend as if you do? If Google can’t seem to open your eyes, then perhaps unbiased multi-platform developers will be able to.
TweetDeck for Android is one of the best Twitter experiences we’ve seen on the platform so far, and its two developers had no problems getting it up in a timely and elegant fashion. (We all remember how fast the beta was being updated.) Thanks for shooting yourself in the foot trying to use TweetDeck’s data, Jobs. Now please proceed to insert that bloody foot well into your mouth.
PS: We’ll probably slow down on posting the onslaught of reports that makes everything Jobs said yesterday null and void, after this, but if anything else turns up, we’ll be continuing the flogging at our Twitter account!