499 posts
  • Has referred 1000+ members
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
+8 more
pixelentity says

Android SDK emulator is nowhere comparable to the real device so it’s not really an option. We do test on android 4.x phone and tablet and ensure everything works as expected (layout/functions)

However, most of the times there’s not much you can do to optimize a plugin/template/theme for this platform when it comes to transition/scroll smoothness and touch events handling.

Truth is (omg i hate myself for saying this), apple mobile safari is still way ahead its competitor stock browser so you just end up optimizing for ios and to accept compromises on android.

BF

389 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
WPWiseOwl says

@PixelEntity – I totally agree with the Safari comment with regards to the Stock browser (even with the improvements in 4.2). While I’d like to see Google completely remove / replace the stock browser with Chrome across the board, it’s easier said than done. The additional choice that Android provides is my favorite feature even if does make testing as difficult as on Windows sometimes.

Do you also feel similarly about the mobile Chrome / Firefox apps optionally installable from the Play Store? Do you have them installed and use them in your testing somewhat like you would on a computer?

I need my sites to support Windows / Mac OS / Android / iOS and anyone who helps with that gets my business. I try not to let my personal preferences affect the standard of my work when I’m doing my own testing. Android certainly is not alone in being difficult to work with though from my own experience. ;-)

389 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
WPWiseOwl says

Saw this article in my news feed today, thought of this thread. Do you agree / disagree?

Android’s F-Word mostly irrelevant, but affects Apple similarly – http://phandroid.com/2013/02/27/android-ios-fragmentation/

Helpful Information

  • Please read our community guidelines. Self promotion and discussion of piracy is not allowed.
  • Open a support ticket if you would like specific help with your account, deposits or purchases.
  • Item Support by authors is optional and may vary. Please see the Support tab on each item page.

Most of all, enjoy your time here. Thank you for being a valued Envato community member.

Post Reply

Format your entry with some basic HTML. Read the Full Details, or here is a refresher:

<strong></strong> to make things bold
<em></em> to emphasize
<ul><li> or <ol><li> to make lists
<h3> or <h4> to make headings
<pre></pre> for code blocks
<code></code> for a few words of code
<a></a> for links
<img> to paste in an image (it'll need to be hosted somewhere else though)
<blockquote></blockquote> to quote somebody

:grin: :shocked: :cry: Complete List of Smiley Codes

by
by
by
by
by
by