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My guess as to why they're dropping Android is that the plan is to scrap the standalone app, and merge it into Apple Maps (Something Google Maps doesn't currently have, so increasing value for the Apple product. Oh, and lock-in.)
Good news: our survey got some views from "normal" people (see here[^].
Bad news: this is what they concluded from the survey:
Developers Are Distracted
Developers working from home in the COVID-19 crisis are facing more distractions than ever— from the pantry to family. Keep this in mind when offering advertising and content to developers. Their already fragmented attention is juggling new and different distractions.
No profile data, and only that 1 blog entry... I suppose he is new.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
That may be true for some developers, just as it may be for many other people not used to working at home.
It is emphatically not true for me. I can be much more focussed and productive when I am at home than when I am in the office. I get a faster and more reliable Internet connection at home than in the office under the new company IT regime. I also get better tea, a better chair and a better office space. Working at home has been my default for quite a long time.
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