Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Zite next with iPhone app, says Android tablets too small

updated 12:20 pm EST, Fri December 9, 2011

Zite matches Flipboard with iPhone-sized version

Zite on Friday countered Flipboard's iPhone port with one of its own. Version 1.3 of Zite (App Store) is now universal and uses a top carousel for sections. The features are a parallel to those on the iPad, which also gets the bug fixes attached to the curated news app.

In explaining why the release was coming to a smaller screen instead of an Android tablet, CEO Mark Johnson explained in a podcast with Silicon Alley Insider that it was both a matter of convenience and of platform significance. Demand existed for an iPhone version, he said, and Zite could simply port some of the iPad code. It was the "logical next step," he said.

He dismissed Android tablets, however, saying the share was too small to consider porting. They didn't have enough of a share to be worth the port, he said. Part of the problem stemmed from bad pricing, Johnson suggested: when Android tablet makers were producing hardware "inferior" to the iPad but pricing it at the same level, they weren't going to get adoption.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News