40 The Run Up to 1.0


Nearly a year passed between the initial launch of the SDK in November of 2007 and the release of 1.0, which was launched with the G1 phone nearly a year later. So what was happening during that whole time?

First of all, it wasn’t actually as long as you’d think.

Some software products can ship quickly, depending on the situation. If you are simply updating some code on a web page, you can release it immediately. And if there’s a bug in that release, you can ship again as soon as you’ve fixed it. But if you are shipping a product that is not as easy to distribute to your users as simply updating a website, you’ll want ...

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