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Lyman Photography Inc
Posts: 228
Fountain Valley, California, US


I am in development for a photo related device and I need to find out what phone is preferred for professionals. Please reply with iPhone, Droid or other please.

Thanks!
Oct 01 12 09:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
Posts: 14,710
Orlando, Florida, US


iPhone.

but I seriously don't see why this would matter in the least.  If you're developing something in relation to a phone, or more specifically, an operating system, you'd be shooting half your foot off if you didn't develop for both platforms.
Oct 01 12 09:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Michael Kerrek
Posts: 1,350
Orlando, Florida, US


Good Egg Productions wrote:
but I seriously don't see why this would matter in the least.  If you're developing something in relation to a phone, or more specifically, an operating system, you'd be shooting half your foot off if you didn't develop for both platforms.

I hate having to come in and say "what he said" all the time lol

Android for me, though I'm a professional by conduct and results only, I'm not published- or paid- in any significant way.

Oct 01 12 09:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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GCobb Photography
Posts: 15,870
Southaven, Mississippi, US


If you're going to develop something, don't limit it to one thing unless you can't code for both.  Make it usable by everyone and available as well.
Oct 01 12 10:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tricolorkittie
Posts: 113
Jacksonville, Florida, US


iPhone
Oct 01 12 10:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kaouthia
Posts: 3,152
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom


2 iPhones (a 3Gs and a 4s) and an iPad 3.
Oct 01 12 10:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kaouthia
Posts: 3,152
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom


Good Egg Productions wrote:
you'd be shooting half your foot off if you didn't develop for both platforms.

You're still generally going to develop it for one platform first, before the other.

Oct 01 12 10:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lyman Photography Inc
Posts: 228
Fountain Valley, California, US


I totally agree and we do plan on making it for both, but we need to make a presentation to the investors and this survey's results will be part of it.
Oct 01 12 10:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Albertex Photography
Posts: 13,859
Mansfield, Texas, US


iPhone
Oct 01 12 10:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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photoimager
Posts: 4,741
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom


One that links with my slate ( tablet ) and allows flash and google maps.

The OS one person uses should not be the grounds for making your own choice, it should be what is going to suit you.

Alternatively - don't be a sheep, show that you are discerning in what you will use.
Oct 01 12 10:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,130
Upland, California, US


Pro photographers: Do you own an iPhone or Droid

I've seen THOUSANDS of photographers on this site who appear to be content with showcasing cell phone images in their port... roll... tongue   Do they possess amazing lenses and fabulous sensors?... lol  Hate to break your heart... not a single cell phone pic on these images pages... wink
Oct 01 12 11:19 pm  Link  Quote 
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Art Silva
Posts: 8,267
Santa Barbara, California, US


^^^ photoimager, you do realize that sheep occupy both sides of the fence right?

iPhone for me
since I committed to linking all my devices together in the beginning for portfolio and networking reasons... It really shouldn't matter anyways what I or anyone uses, just use what feels right to you that will get the job done and fits your daily life.
Oct 01 12 11:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 25,945
Dearborn, Michigan, US


Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Oct 01 12 11:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Robert Lynch
Posts: 2,481
Bowie, Maryland, US


photoimager wrote:
One that links with my slate ( tablet ) and allows flash and google maps.

The OS one person uses should not be the grounds for making your own choice, it should be what is going to suit you.

Alternatively - don't be a sheep, show that you are discerning in what you will use.

Try again.  He isn't looking for advice about what phone to buy for personal use.  He's conducting an informal market survey of potential customers for an application to run on their phones.

Oct 01 12 11:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Robert Lynch
Posts: 2,481
Bowie, Maryland, US


Lyman Photography Inc wrote:
I am in development for a photo related device and I need to find out what phone is preferred for professionals. Please reply with iPhone, Droid or other please.

Thanks!

Paid app?  It's not just a question of whether there are more iOS or Android phones in your target market.  Generally, it's easier to get iOS owners to pay for apps than Android owners.

Oct 01 12 11:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fotografica Gregor
Posts: 3,976
Alexandria, Virginia, US


Droid Razr Maxx here -   

I get max bars just about everywhere even on location in the mountains of Madison County

and the battery literally lasts for days....
Oct 01 12 11:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Robert Lynch
Posts: 2,481
Bowie, Maryland, US


Fotografica Gregor wrote:
I get max bars just about everywhere even on location in the mountains of Madison County

I don't see any bridges in your portfolio.

Oct 01 12 11:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Marty McBride
Posts: 3,132
Owensboro, Kentucky, US


Robert Lynch wrote:
Generally, it's easier to get iOS owners to pay for apps than Android owners.

Easier, because generally speaking you have to pay for most of what you download on an iPhone versus Android. I haven't paid for an app or any of hundreds and hundreds of songs yet for my Droid.

Oct 01 12 11:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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Marty McBride
Posts: 3,132
Owensboro, Kentucky, US


Lyman Photography Inc wrote:
I am in development for a photo related device and I need to find out what phone is preferred for professionals. Please reply with iPhone, Droid or other please.

Thanks!

Apple iPhone 4s and 5 have the best phone cameras going. If I were going to build a photo related app, I'd start there. I wish my Droid took the quality of images the iPhones do.

Oct 01 12 11:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DreamOrchid
Posts: 8
Austin, Texas, US


I personally like the android but I use an ipad (which can't use flash) so code for both mediums.

Marty McBride wrote:
Apple iPhone 4s and 5 have the best phone cameras going. If I were going to build a photo related app, I'd start there. I wish my Droid took the quality of images the iPhones do.

I was hoping he was referring to an app maybe not sure actually lol but as photography goes if he's serious a phone camera period is not the way to go.

My Droid takes horror pictures as well, the iphone isn't far off but a little better.  Just tonight I was wishing I had my Nikon on me.

Oct 01 12 11:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Don Heffern II
Posts: 2
Costa Mesa, California, US


Droid
Oct 02 12 12:05 am  Link  Quote 
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Ally Moy
Posts: 404
Morris Plains, New Jersey, US


Droid. I never plan to buy an iphone.

You should really do both.
Oct 02 12 12:07 am  Link  Quote 
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PhotographybyT
Posts: 7,556
Monterey, California, US


Android.
Oct 02 12 12:13 am  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
Posts: 5,203
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Long time iPhone user and have converted away from the Dark Side. Am now using a  Samsung Galaxy SII and am upgrading to the SIII next week!
Oct 02 12 12:17 am  Link  Quote 
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Ricardo Miramontes
Posts: 71
Ontario, California, US


iphone

To each their own, but im not sure why people are bringing up flash.  since it is no longer being developed for android anyways.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/ado … a-whimper/
Oct 02 12 12:30 am  Link  Quote 
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R_Marquez
Posts: 4,594
San Francisco, California, US


I don't think you can go wrong with either platform. I'm an Android user, both systems have devices that are as capable.

Flip a coin.

There's some stiff competition for remote controlling on the Android side. DSLR controller allows me to tether to my Nexus 7, connect to my phone with wifi, and control things wirelessly with liveview. Or I can just use the Nexus 7, but there's a lot of possibilities for me for wireless use.

I also downloaded some other free versions of other apps but not as mature as DSLR controller.
Oct 02 12 01:00 am  Link  Quote 
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Robert Winn Photography
Posts: 2,060
Virginia Beach, Virginia, US


iPhone 4s
Oct 02 12 01:08 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fred Greissing
Posts: 5,766
Los Angeles, California, US


Samsung S3.

Just found it better all round. Plus I hate small screens.

Will be getting a Samsung Note II when my provider has it.

Also if you are developing a photo application keep in mind that Android is designed
with operating cameras in mind. It has already been used in a new Samsung and Nikon camera. Google just bought Nik Software so you can expect to see more photography orientation being integrated into the Android OS.
Oct 02 12 01:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Richard Nolan
Posts: 112
London, England, United Kingdom


iPhone 4S and iPad 2.  I find easy to share images across platforms.  I also hear that iPhone users will pay for apps more easily.  Look at Apples recent financials  and the performance of the app store
Oct 02 12 01:19 am  Link  Quote 
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Karl Blessing
Posts: 30,853
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US


Old T-Mobile G2 (HTC Desire-Z) here, rooted with custom ICS rom.

... but I also own a first generation iPad (jailbroken iOS 5.1.1), and I'm a mac user (early 2008 macbook).
Oct 02 12 01:19 am  Link  Quote 
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Robert Lynch
Posts: 2,481
Bowie, Maryland, US


Marty McBride wrote:
Easier, because generally speaking you have to pay for most of what you download on an iPhone versus Android. I haven't paid for an app or any of hundreds and hundreds of songs yet for my Droid.

Not necessarily.  I have a lot of free apps on my iPad along with paid apps and I have some paid apps on my Rezound along with the free ones.

Oct 02 12 06:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
David Miller Photoworks
Posts: 2,349
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Android, Samsung galaxy2
Model Mayhem's forum is now the place where developers study what "professionals" use, eh?
Oct 02 12 06:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Giacomo Cirrincioni
Posts: 20,615
New York, New York, US


iPhone
Oct 02 12 06:40 am  Link  Quote 
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Christopher Hartman
Posts: 53,245
Buena Park, California, US


Lyman Photography Inc wrote:
I am in development for a photo related device and I need to find out what phone is preferred for professionals. Please reply with iPhone, Droid or other please.

Thanks!

iPhone 5

Honestly though, I think it's a mistake to get what others prefer.  You should get what you prefer.

nevermind...read the OP wrong.

Totally go iPhone.  Android are wannabe phones. wink j/k

Oct 02 12 07:28 am  Link  Quote 
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AJScalzitti
Posts: 11,570
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Let's say both platforms are needed.  I have had an iPone and I am typing on an iPad but move to an android phone a long time ago, mostly because AT&T sucked and they were the only choice then.

But I really like the 7" tablet format that Apple is still refusing to make, so I carry a android tablet.  As a man I like that it fits in my jacket pocket.  My iPad just feels out of place as I really have no place for it.
Oct 02 12 07:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Marty McBride
Posts: 3,132
Owensboro, Kentucky, US


Robert Lynch wrote:

Not necessarily.  I have a lot of free apps on my iPad along with paid apps and I have some paid apps on my Rezound along with the free ones.

How many songs have you downloaded for free?

Oct 02 12 08:05 am  Link  Quote 
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Mike Adams Photos
Posts: 1,217
Cleveland, Ohio, US


Ally Moy wrote:
Droid. I never plan to buy an iphone.

You should really do both.

+1

Oct 02 12 08:12 am  Link  Quote 
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Matt Throop Photography
Posts: 224
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


I have Android (Samsung Galaxy SII & Acer Iconia A200 tablet) but that's just a preference.

But develop for both.
Oct 02 12 08:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ezhini
Posts: 1,587
Wichita, Kansas, US


If you got this poll done and have something or anything of a result, you aint got to develop anything at all to sell.

Just sell the word on the choice of the photographers. I am sure there are companies in line to pay for such knowledge!

That said, I stay away from I-anything!
Oct 02 12 08:25 am  Link  Quote 
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Dwain Thomas
Posts: 846
Columbus, Ohio, US


I have an iphone and a blackberry playbook tablet. Personally, I'd like to see more apps made for the playbook. yeah they are the underdog right now but it's still a good platform.
Oct 02 12 08:32 am  Link  Quote 
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