It is no secret that I am an apple fiend.

Even its sales page is not quite as good.

Launching Marble Jar for the android marketplace today did not turn me around.

The application process was relatively simple, but it lacked the elegance of apples drag and drop screen shot tool. Most frustrating was the lack of time they spent on developer user experience. I could navigate between input areas, erasing changes in one when finalizing the other.

The big excitement that there was no approval process was lessened by the fact that I had coordinated this launch with nothing at all. So timing was not an issue. I went on to Amazon to submit it for the Kindle Fire marketplace, sorry, I mean the Amazon market place and had about the same amount of satisfaction hitting submit and then waiting until whenever that I did submitting to Android and getting to see it on my developers phone an hour later.

In fact, I didn’t even wait around to see it on my developer’s phone.

As he tested the app and I heard the ridiculous loud clicking of the camera I asked him (another apple devotee) what he thought. He joked that the android tagline should be “just like the iPhone but a little bit worse.” Except when it is a lot worse.

Give it to me people. You droid lovers out there. What is it that I don’t understand about your phones that makes me wrong?

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Anna Rosenblum Palmer is a freelance writer based in Denver, CO. She writes about sex, parenting, cat pee, bi-polar disorder and the NFL; all things inextricably intertwined with her mental health. In her free time she teaches her boys creative swear words, seeks the last missing puzzle piece and thinks deeply about how she is not exercising. Her writing can be found on Babble, Parent.co, Great Moments in Parenting, Ravishly, Good Men Project, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Playpen, Crazy Good Parent, and YourTango. She also does a fair amount of navel gazing on her own blog at annarosenblumpalmer.com.

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