Apps developers are taking some steps to reduce the gap between iOs and Android in order to get into both markets and to offer their products and services to a wider user’s range. Actually, those steps are coming mainly from Android apps developers who are willing to make easier the way they transfer iOs applications to Android. In that sense, it seems that Unity software which we are about to present in this review, has taken a great step in the struggle between Mac and Google platforms.
Until now, transferring games from iOs to Android has been a complex and tedious task. Those great games that were coming up for iPhone were taking months to be available for Android, and that was a burden we have been to carry with. Precisely because that is one of the keystones of a complete user experience, Unity Technologies has been working on it, and now presents Unity for Android, an specific software to transfer games from iPhone to Android. Actually, according to what their developers say, sometimes it will consist just in changing the platform within the program and click the “compilation” button.
More than 50 developers have already joined this project and have transferred their games thanks to this software. Moreover, they have launched a cheaper version that costs 400$ instead of the previous 1500$. Companies as Coca-Cola, Disney, Lego, Electronic Arts, Microsoft and NASA have taken part of the project of this promising startup. Games like Stupid Zombies, Drift Mania Championship or Battle Bears have been transferred from iOs to Android by using Unity’s software and it only took maximum two weeks. It is a really good transfer time and it will not be a hitch anymore for all those developers who are seeking to increase their sales by getting in the platform of Google. Two great exemples of games that have been brought to Android by this software are Rocket Bunny and the amazing Samurai II: Vengance. Besides, it is not only a tool to transfer games from one OS to another but a programming tool by itself, with quite good performance.
It seems that we will start to witness companies launching games in the Apple Store and just two weeks later those games landing in Android Market. Will it be possible to transfer all the games from one to the other OS? At least, that is a promising issue.
Check out the following sample video developed with Unity Software:
Happy application Discovery![Via elAndroidelibre]