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Old 06-23-2010, 04:53 AM   #1
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Hi Jim

Will there be an Android version of either 2.6 or 3.x? After buying the iPhone version I bought the Samsung Galaxy S instead as the only thing I preferred about the iPhone 4 was the design.

I would be more than happy to buy an Android compatible release, anyway the other half is asking for an iPhone so I may get to use it.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:32 AM   #2
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Chances are very slim. The iPhone version of MA2.6 was a very easy port for Jim O'Connor's team, since it was an almost direct copy of the Mac code. The whole point of Marine Aquarium is its big, hi-definition picture, so the iPhone's tiny screen never did it justice. Sales picked up greatly once the iPad came out, but it's still questionable whether it was worth the effort. Even after reaching #7 on the iPad Entertainment charts, my share of the sales only bought my dinner each night.

Development costs for an Android version would be very high, since we have no code which could be ported directly, and the user-base will always be only a tiny fraction of the iPhone/iPad base. Not worth the trouble for one or two sales a day.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:25 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
Chances are very slim. The iPhone version of MA2.6 was a very easy port for Jim O'Connor's team, since it was an almost direct copy of the Mac code. The whole point of Marine Aquarium is its big, hi-definition picture, so the iPhone's tiny screen never did it justice. Sales picked up greatly once the iPad came out, but it's still questionable whether it was worth the effort. Even after reaching #7 on the iPad Entertainment charts, my share of the sales only bought my dinner each night.

Development costs for an Android version would be very high, since we have no code which could be ported directly, and the user-base will always be only a tiny fraction of the iPhone/iPad base. Not worth the trouble for one or two sales a day.  
Originally posted by MadBob:
Hi Jim

Will there be an Android version of either 2.6 or 3.x? After buying the iPhone version I bought the Samsung Galaxy S instead as the only thing I preferred about the iPhone 4 was the design.

I would be more than happy to buy an Android compatible release, anyway the other half is asking for an iPhone so I may get to use it.  
Actually there is quite a good Aquarium Live Wallpaper for Android 2.1 and above phones from KittehFace Software

http://www.kittehface.com/p/live-wallpapers.html

There is a FREE version and a Donation version with extra fish and extra backgrounds.
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Re: kittehface: It's not available to all android phones though, I have the myTouch slide and it isn't compatible.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:21 AM   #5
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Re: kittehface: It's not available to all android phones though, I have the myTouch slide and it isn't compatible.  
As I said above its for 2.1 Android phones and above only ie phones that are capable of running LIVE Wallpapers. I have an HTC Desire and works superbly. Of course with a 1Ghz Snap Dragon processor inside it's not surprising.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:13 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
Chances are very slim. The iPhone version of MA2.6 was a very easy port for Jim O'Connor's team, since it was an almost direct copy of the Mac code. The whole point of Marine Aquarium is its big, hi-definition picture, so the iPhone's tiny screen never did it justice. Sales picked up greatly once the iPad came out, but it's still questionable whether it was worth the effort. Even after reaching #7 on the iPad Entertainment charts, my share of the sales only bought my dinner each night.

Development costs for an Android version would be very high, since we have no code which could be ported directly, and the user-base will always be only a tiny fraction of the iPhone/iPad base. Not worth the trouble for one or two sales a day.  
Jim, I hope you may change your mind in the future. I found this Live Wallpaper / screensaver purely based on Sachs and searched for Aquarium. The fish are no where near as nicely detailed, modelled and animated as yours and would beat it hands down

This Live Wallpaper got a review on Android Central and was pushed to the front page as a news item and then got a ton of hits and downloads.

With yours being prettier and far superior, I'm sure you'd get the same coverage.

But I understand your point of view.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:45 PM   #7
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Anything changed on this in 3 years since I asked it? The phones are now getting super powerful and taking the market share.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #8
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Originally posted by MadBob:
Anything changed on this in 3 years since I asked it? The phones are now getting super powerful and taking the market share.  
Hi MB,

You have been out the loop for some time haven't you?

Jim has granted licence to Acrodea in Japan to re-create it for Android.

http://www.acrodea.co.jp/product/MarineAquarium/

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.acrodea.fish

The only questionable thing for me, is the price for a Live Wallpaper. If you look at some of the excellent Live Wallpapers out there for $1 to $3, the price of U$ 21.00!!! (GBP 13) is just ridiculous.

One of the things I liked about Sim Aquarium is that if you have a PC License you can use that to unlock all the features in the Android version for free

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...imAquarium.LWP

Shame the MA3 Android version doesn't allow the same.
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I went and updated my phone yesterday and got a Galaxy S4 and put the aquarium on the new one and it runs like a champ on this phone. The screen res of this phone is 1920 x 1080 and it looks great.

My 3 year old phone just wasn't up to par and couldn't handle it.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:50 PM   #10
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Yeah, the Android version really looks great on the hi-res displays. The Acrodea guys did a great job on the conversion.
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