OT? Another question - IRC channels for Android app dev.

Avleen Vig avleen at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 20:27:57 BST 2012

On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Guinevere Nell
<guinevere.nell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi again all my London.pm friends,
> I know I just asked for all your help for my husband to choose a web
> hosting company - he is divided at present between Mythic Beasts and
> another called Clook - but if you all are feeling very generous, he has
> another question...
> He is writing Android and iPhone apps for his company and frequently runs
> into rather esoteric issues that he seeks advice on. He was using bulletin
> boards and proprietary advice services mainly until I pushed him into
> trying IRC, as I always liked perl IRC boards, ever since attending YAPC
> 19100, back in the day. Only problem - I am not current on the best IRC
> channels and servers these days, nor do I know the Android/iPhone world.
> Any suggestions?

#android-dev on freenode is *the* place to be.
There's an iOS channel on freenode too, I forget what it is. ios-dev
or something probably. I used to go there.
Both places have been pretty helpful. The android community is, IMO,
orders of magnitude smarter and more helpful than the iOS community.
The wealth of knowledge on stackoverflow.com for android vs the
trickle for iOS shows the clearly.

I'm almost at the point where I don't think I'll bother making any
more iOS apps. Yeah, it's a rich platform, but I'm not in the mood to
pay Apple $100/year and have to maintain two code bases. The Android
user base is "big enough" now.

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