“According to Nike’s official and verified Twitter Support account, they are no longer working on an Android app that can be paired with the Nike Fuelband and are instead putting their focus on iOS and the web,” Kellex reports for Droid Life.
“To call this news ‘disappointing’ would be a gross understatement,” Kellex reports. “For those not familiar, the Fuelband app would allow Android users to sync their Nike Fuel while on-the-go, over Bluetooth, rather than having to plug-in the device to a computer. There is and has been for quite some time, an app on iOS that does this wonderfully… As someone who has had a Fuelband since the beginning and racked up over 1 million points in less than a year, I’m extremely disappointed in this news.”
Kellex reports, “Here is the response from Nike PR: ‘To deliver the best experience for all Nike+ FuelBand users, we are focusing on the FuelBand experience across iOS and nikeplus.com, where you can sync your activity, set new goals, and connect with friends. At this time, we are not working on an Android version of the mobile app.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, among other things (fragmentation, insecurity, badly-poured and inconsistently-formed plastic, etc.), the “Droid Life” is one of frustration, longing, envy, and disappointment.
This makes us happy.
(And, “Kellex?” Seriously? Sheesh, forget the iPhone knockoffs, even the Fragmandroid shysters themselves are named like bad 1950s robot flicks.)
Maybe Nike doesn’t want to target the cheapskate, “Buy X Get X Free” demographic or support a derivative IP stealing foreign company or those who would buy such wares? Likely, they’d rather target customers who are proven to recognize quality, who are able to open their wallets without inducing a moth infestation, and who support the originator, not the copiers; the maker, not the takers.
Anyway, as we admire our Nike+ FuelBands as they wirelessly send live data to our superbly-built iPhone 5’s unmatched Retina displays – it’s still sooo cool (not to mention so very useful)! – we just can’t help having the following thought pop into our heads:
You should’ve bought a real iPhone, dummy.
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