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Taff Hewton

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Android Tablets
« on: April 05, 2016, 08:14:55 pm »

I have a question to console manufacturers.  Why is it, that apart from perhaps Qsc, you only seem to to use i pad systems to remotely control the mixer. Now in the USA, I can understand that I guess,  given Americans love affair with things  Apple, but the rest of the world uses  far more android devices than ios.
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 08:52:32 pm »

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 03:42:22 am »

Consistency of Hardware and OS. An iPad will all have very regulated specs making is easier for assured app performance.

with Android tabs, and multiple layers of themes/sizes and tweaks to the OS, various hardware configurations etc, there is a higher possibility of errors. Hardware manufacturers may choose to avoid the extra expense of maintaining a fragmented ecosystem.
the X32 also has a very capable Android app.

Im no Apple fanboy, but own the tools needed for the job.
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 07:37:45 am »

Consistency of Hardware and OS.

Not so sure of that. The expected lifespan of mixing platforms exceeds that of all brands of tablets and PC's, and certainly exceeds factory support.

Case in point: TTI's handheld spectrum analyzer originally used an integrated Palm for interface...and guess where future service issues emanated from? The AudioControl Industrial SA3050 I purchased@1988 still works 100% (usefulness? Well...) "Tools" are simple, reliable, hard to break, and last.

If it is mission-critical please give me a dedicated piece of hardware, not a co-opted consumer item. If a general-purpose PC is required, make it a ToughBook.
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 09:42:02 am »

I have a question to console manufacturers.  Why is it, that apart from perhaps Qsc, you only seem to to use i pad systems to remotely control the mixer.

I'd ask manufacturers why more don't create OS-agnostic means of controlling their devices (like Soundcraft's Si series, which any HTML5 browser can control)?

Having written and supported software, I understand the need for vendors to chose their battles.

I'm not a fan of Apple, but do appreciate the fact that they update their OS across all devices.  Android devices are stuck with the OS they were "born" with, which makes developing code for the multiple versions still in use a challenge.

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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 10:22:52 am »

Like the rest have stated. Developing for the iPad is a consistent platform. All but the very original iPad can run the lates OS, and Apple makes it easy to write the software once and have it work across all devices.

While there may be more total android devices sold, there isn't a single model that outsells the iPad. Every android tablet model has its own twist. For a manufacturer to test every possibility would be nearly impossible, so instead of releasing a product that might work, they focus their energy on what actually does.
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 11:41:33 am »

Like the rest have stated. Developing for the iPad is a consistent platform. All but the very original iPad can run the lates OS, and Apple makes it easy to write the software once and have it work across all devices.

While there may be more total android devices sold, there isn't a single model that outsells the iPad. Every android tablet model has its own twist. For a manufacturer to test every possibility would be nearly impossible, so instead of releasing a product that might work, they focus their energy on what actually does.

Yada yada yada.

So how is it that David Giga's Android apps work on damn near every Android device?

If one guy can do this, on his own.... why can't Digico, Yamaha, AVID or others?  I'm not buying the bullshit answers we've been given.
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2016, 12:08:09 pm »

Yada yada yada.

So how is it that David Giga's Android apps work on damn near every Android device?

If one guy can do this, on his own.... why can't Digico, Yamaha, AVID or others?  I'm not buying the bullshit answers we've been given.

Tim, did you put an extra spoonful of curmudgeon in your coffee this morning?



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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2016, 12:12:19 pm »

Tim, did you put an extra spoonful of curmudgeon in your coffee this morning?

No Rob, that would be the "Anvil of Reality"
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Re: Android Tablets
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2016, 12:14:42 pm »

Tim, did you put an extra spoonful of curmudgeon in your coffee this morning?



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I borrowed a cup from your charming wife.  I hope there was enough for you.  ;)

But basically I see it like this:  If David G can sit at home in his pajamas and write console control apps for Android, why can't anyone else?  Does David hold the Majik Key to something?  Is there a unicorn dictating code to him in his dreams?

IOW, if this guy can do it I have serious doubts about the responses we've gotten from console manufacturers.  Their lack of candor speaks more loudly than their few words so I call bullshit.

That AVID can't manage to come up with a control app for their VENUE mixers is absolutely, totally 200% inexcusable, too (and we're an Avid shop).  I guess until Scovi embraces tablet mixing there will be no Avid app for *any* platform.
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Re: Android Tablets
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