I decided to officially submit the petition:
[/Update #3]To an Google Android Advocate wrote:Hello David,
you may have heard of the SDK-petition I started some weeks ago.
Now I decided to officially 'submit' it to you, the Android Team. (I couldn't find a person that would fit better. But if you do, please let me know).
This is where it started:
http://groups.google.com/group/android- ... 3e2a199b6/
219 Developers have by now actually signed the Petition:
We, the developers, think that it is time for an official comment by Google/the Android Team.
We are looking forward for any reply.
Got a response...
Google Android Advocate wrote:Nicolas,
We appreciate the enthusiasm of our developers and we're excited that
you're so passionate about the Android platform. Thanks for taking the
time to send this.
you can now actually sign the petition.
maybe you have heard about my Petition - Information about upcoming SDKs!. It seems like it is causing more and more waves throughout the whole Android community.
Today I was asked for an Interview by Cade Metz from theregister.co.ok about me as a developer and me starting the petition (Read the article :src: here). Also alleyinsider.com is reporting about my petition.
The most interesting answer is this one by an (official) Android Engineer:
JBQ wrote:I'm going to get into trouble for this post...
I was a bit facetious in my previous post, I'm sorry about that, I
shouldn't have been playing with people's feelings like that, that was
There is some truth however in saying that we (the Google Android
team) are very much focusing on playing our part in getting an Android
device on the shelves as soon as we possibly can, and that focus comes
at the expense of other tasks, like getting an SDK out...
:arrow: read full answer...
If you have not yet heard of the petition, this is what I started with. Its a kind of open letter to Google.
I'm starting this petition, to express my personal frustration about
the release cycles and the information policy of the Android SDK.
Before m5 we were waiting about 2 months, now we are waiting almost 4
Partially the SDK is buggy (i.e.: the MediaPlayer) and features like
built-in Geocoding are not working.
In order not to lose many highly encouraged developers, I think its
time to release some news about the development process of the SDK.
Maybe let us know why we have to live with these long cycles.
As you maybe know, I am one of the biggest fans of Android, putting a
lot of work into the community through my forum. But unfortunately
disappointment is being born in the last weeks
(Especially thinking of recently existing OpenMoko-Phones and the new
In my personal opinion it is not the right choice to keep developers
in the dark. We, the developers, are the absolute base of success to
the whole Android platform. The presentation with GoogleIO was a good
first step but for me it was nto enough.
Therefore I am 'signing' this 'petition', hoping to receive
information/update on the Android SDK.
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PS: I didn't want to depreciate the work of the Android Dev Team or
Read the answers to: Petition - Information about upcoming SDKs!
I'll keep you informed about updates regarding this topic.
Tonight all ADC-entrants received this... strange mail:
Mail from Google wrote:[font=Courier New]Subject: Final SDK build available (84853); deadline extended to Tuesday, August 5
Date: 14.07.2008 23:50
To: email@example.com[/font]firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:ADC Entrants,
We're pleased to announce that SDK build 84853 is now available on your private download site. This will be the last build released for ADC Round 2 and is the build that you will need to submit your final application under.
In addition, the final ADC deadline has been extended to Tuesday, August 5. This is the final ADC deadline.
Android Developer Challenge Team
It looks really much as if it was sent all ADC-entrants, where it was meant to be sent to the ADC-finalists. A funny mistake in a funny time...
/plusminus for anddev.org
More pages reporting about my petition: