I/O Thoughts →
Russell Ivanovic, a bipartisan developer, on his first time going to Google I/O:
That said everyone I met at I/O was open-minded and tended to work on more than one platform. As such it wasn’t the least bit strange when someone pulled out their iPhone to check something on it. … What I’m getting at, and let me put it bluntly if I may, is that it highlighted just how insular and superior a lot of Apple developers act and feel. If you don’t believe me, just join a group of them at WWDC and whip out your Android phone. Within moments, you’ll wish you had whipped out something less offensive, like your genitalia instead.
(Russell’s the developer of Pocket Casts, and despite our imminent competition, he’s been incredibly generous to me with his time and expertise. He and I have been exchanging tips for months — how’d you get around this bug, do you normalize these URLs, watch out for this edge case, who’s the right contact for this, etc. Don’t believe his tough, Android-accepting persona: he’s a really nice guy.)