Best Of Quora: Android vs. iOS, Finding A Job, Prototyping And Gazing Into Space (Week 35)

Written by: Reinder de Vries, August 23 2015, in App Development, Indie App Business

In an ongoing series “Best Of Quora” I capture gems of questions. Do you have a question about app making that you want answered? Ask me a question on Quora.

This week’s edition, topics include the Android vs. iOS debate, finding a job as a programmer, prototyping, coding clubs and gazing into the void of space.

Android vs. iOS: Which is best in terms of user friendliness, UI, customization and optimization?

Whoah! Asking that with an Apple fan and an Android fan around is a good way to start a fight, for sure. Why are we so loyal to our own platforms?

Read: Android vs. iOS: Which is best in terms of user friendliness, UI, customization and optimization?

What benefits can I get from my programming except get a job?

Most of us code for fun and profit: it’s our job and we enjoy the programming. But… what if your job isn’t as great as you want, or doesn’t make you as much money as you’d want? You’d surely go look for another job, but what if you think you are not good enough for a better-paying job? Food for thought. Find out how I would get a better-paying job, when standing on the low ground.

Read: What benefits can I get from my programming except get a job?

How can I prototype an app on my iPhone without releasing it to the App Store?

Awesome question! The original poster explains that they want to make a prototype of an app, but don’t know how. There’s plenty of tools out there that can do it for you, including developers that build you a great MVP. But what would be the easiest, and cheapest solution?

Read: How can I prototype an app on my iPhone without releasing it to the App Store?

Is there any particular websites for finding out where local coding clubs are?

You and I can talk long or short about it. Here’s the long version:

  • Go to Meetup.com
  • Find local tech meetups in your area
  • Go to the meetup

Read: Is there any particular websites for finding out where local coding clubs are?

Do astronomers get easily depressed while gazing into the depths of endless cold space devoid of all life?

Let’s ask a world famous astrophysicist! This is what Neil deGrasse Tyson has to say about space:

Watch past 1:39 – it’s the best part.

Read: Do astronomers get easily depressed while gazing into the depths of endless cold space devoid of all life?

Do you have a question about app making that you want answered? Ask me a question on Quora.

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Written By: Reinder de Vries

Reinder de Vries is an indie app developer who teaches aspiring app developers and marketers how to build their own apps at LearnAppMaking.com. Since 2009 he has developed over 50 apps for iOS, Android and the web, and his code is used by millions of users all over the globe. When Reinder isn't building apps, he enjoys strong espresso and traveling.

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