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Mika Mobile Says So Long to Android

by Sean P. Aune | March 11, 2012March 11, 2012 10:00 am PDT


At least one popular developer has decided that it’s time to hang up its Android developing spurs and move on to other pastures.

When Google announced the combination of all its stores into Google Play last week, it sounded like a great move for consumers, but apparently it wasn’t so great for developers.   On Friday, Mika Mobile announced that it would no longer be developing for the Android operating system.

The company behind Zombieville USA and Battleheart announced that the new download structure of Play was going to cause them to have to totally rework their games, and seeing as Android already took up 20% of its annual revenue dealing with compatibility issues, but only generated 5% of its sales, it was time to pack up and move on.

If you purchased the games, they won’t suddenly disappear from your devices, but it sounds like you won’t be excepting any more updates on them.  Only time will tell if any more developers will join them, but for now this is an isolated incident.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...