Feeding Google // iOS vs Android

To effectively develop my digital artefact, I rely heavily on feedback loops. After I produce something, I analyse the feedback I get from it. This then enables me to determine what to do in the future and how my audience reacts.

When linking this to the comparison between iOS and Android, it’s clear that the open source may benefit from feedback loops. Anyone is able to modify elements of Android products and platforms, which are each classified as a stem off of Android. The more popular elements are taken and copied, the others are adjusted in coherence with the feedback. In comparison, Apple has tight control over it’s apps.

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Google is also successful due to the page rank algorithm. This algorithm counted the amount of links that were made to a site rather than the amount of keywords on the site. This algorithm is based on the feedback loop. Google is therefore using the feedback loop and ultimately relies on the long tail effect. Slowly but surely, it is building through crowd sourcing information and functions in order to improve. My remediation demonstrates that each element becomes feedback, which enables Google to grow and build bigger and stronger. 

It’s possible to compare this to my digital artefact, as I am continuously relying on feedback to improve.  I am also relying on the long tail effect in a way, as I am waiting for feedback to slowly, yet surely improve my artefact. 



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  1. I really liked how you related the topic to your digital artefact. What Google and Android do with their feedback loops was also something that I had never realised. This has helped me to develop and expand my thoughts. I must ask this though because android has allowed for such change in their product do you think that Apple will eventually fall behind because they can’t receive as much feedback as android?

    Shay x

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    1. Hey Shay! Thanks for your comment!
      I’m glad it helped you 🙂
      I think that it’s a possibility. But is it possible that maybe Apple is in some way using feedback loops? Therefore it is just appearing as a closed source, when really it could be using feedback to develop new software, ultimately being ahead of Android? What do you think??



  2. Feedback loops would be a crucial part of both Apple and Android’s business models. I find the way Android allows for adaptation interesting though. It’s almost as if they aren’t just waiting on feedback, but allowing that feedback to be implemented back into the business by the consumers themselves. This, in a way, “shortens” the long tail effect as they’re able to implement things they have already seen be successful, rather than thinking of strategies from scratch on how to rectify any issues or things consumers don’t enjoy with their products. Android are ahead of the curve in this regard, and it will be interesting to see how they develop, and if they can topple Apple and the seemingly indestructible brand they have created for themselves.

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  3. Loving the post and the personalisation you have put into the post. Though it has a nice look into the feedback loop of the open source style of Andorid and Google I think you woiuld enjoy looking into the comparison between the two and how it effects the loops themselves. Thoough not directly linked to feedback loops this page still highlihgts the key differences and allows you to infer how the processes would go. https://www.howtogeek.com/217593/android-is-open-and-ios-is-closed-but-what-does-that-mean-to-you/

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