October 19, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Just a few minutes after posting about Andy Rubin’s comical dismissal of Steve Jobs’ anti-Android speech yesterday, readers pointed out another affected executive who has taken to Twitter to shut down Jobs’ assertions about Android.
Earlier this morning, TweetDeck Founder/CEO Iain Dodsworth responded to Steve Job’s comments that made it seem as though Android development was a nightmare because of the fragmented operating system. Jobs cited TweetDeck’s recent stats highlighting the many devices, resolutions, and custom ROM’s running TweetDeck as a negative. But when TweetDeck first shared those stats, the company’s perspective was “it’s pretty cool to have our app work on such a wide variety of devices and Android OS variations.”
CEO Dodsworth further clarified that TweetDeck is not troubled by Android’s diversity and feels that Job’s use of his “Twitterdeck” app was a poor example. “Did we at any point say it was a nightmare developing on Android?” Dodsworth rhetorically asked. “Errr nope, no we didn’t. It wasn’t.”
Dodsworth later revealed that there are only two employees working on the Android app, which shows “how small an issue fragmentation is.”