Duarlander – Consistent Experience

The issue of Android fragmentation is a legitimate one but has a much greater effect on developers than consumers.  We, as consumers, want your app to work on our phone, period. Your job as a developer is to insure that it does just that.  And with a now 48 hour return policy in place, insuring that your app works across all flavors of Android is crucial for the developer!  With more and more Android handsets due this is a daunting task.  A company called Duarlander was recently launched with a unique plan and a promise to resolve this issue.  “We ensure that your application works consistently across all devices” is the bold statement found on their web page. How do they do it? More after the break.

The company, started by Andrew Wicklander, evolved out of the frustration all developers must feel in trying to insure their app will work on everything Android.  During the development process for an application Wicklander, like Android developers everywhere, found that his app would work on one phone but not others.  What started as frustration ended with inspiration and Duarlander was born.  AndroidGuy Mark Murphy listed a service to aid developers in his Android Business Models article in September of this year.  Mark described the then non-existent service this way,  “…  simply an application testing service: you invest in a large number of devices and you sell your expertise in testing applications on those devices and reporting back issues (along with suggested ways to address them).”  Duarlander is the company that provides that service.

The issue of Android fragmentation is a legitimate one but has a much greater effect on developers than consumers.  We, as consumers, want your app to work on our phone, period.  Your job as a developer is to insure that it does just that.  And with a now 48 hour return policy in place, insuring that your app works across all flavors of Android is crucial for the developer!  With more and more Android handsets due this is a daunting task.  A company called Duarlander was recently launched with a unique plan and a promise to resolve this issue.  “We ensure that your application works consistently across all devices” is the bold statement found on their web page.  How do they do it?
The company, started by Andrew Wicklander, evolved out of the frustration all developers must feel in trying to insure their app will work on everything Android.  During the development process for an application Wicklander, like Android developers everywhere, found that his app would work on one phone but not others.  What started as frustration ended with inspiration and Duarlander was born.  AndroidGuy Mark Murphy listed a service to aid developers in his Android Business Models article in September of this year.  Mark described the then non-existent service this way,  “…  simply an application testing service: you invest in a large number of devices and you sell your expertise in testing applications on those devices and reporting back issues (along with suggested ways to address them).”  Duarlander is the company that provides that service.

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