John Gruber on the Ecosystem War ➝

Developers target iOS first (as United did with their in-flight video streaming offering) because there are only a few iOS devices to support between the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It might sound good from a consumer standpoint that Android has a large variety of hardware options, but from the perspective of developers it’s a nightmare. Not to mention the lag between Android software releases and widespread adoption of that version of the operating system among users.