I’ve been working on a new site called Pasa.io for a while now. It’s a marketplace for low income countries. We’ve come up against a barrier where a mobile application makes sense for our partners in Nepal. The problem is this; they are all stuck on really crappy mobile phones that run Android 2.1 and up. I’m fairly certain I saw much lower spec phones running over there. Not a single iphone in sight.
So we have a choice, alienate a significant chunk of our user base and don’t actively develop for them or build a substandard app.
We’re looking at cordova + angular js vs a native android build for API 8. Hard choices that very few developers will ever have to make! #developer-problems