Et tu Disney? (Disney World Testing Droid As Tour Guide)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Chupa Chupa, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Saw this on Engadget this AM and had to do a double take. Interesting to see a company where Jobs is the largest shareholder test out an android device. Jobs can't be too thrilled. Wonder why they are not testing out an iPhone 3GS -- or maybe they are and we aren't being told that part of the story.

  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Android market share is big enough that WDW would be stupid not to support it as well.
  3. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I think it would be cool if all of Disney's parks had Wifi and a special App so when you are there you can read special notes of interest, or watch videos or even have a Tour Map, but I guess they are heading to this, but your right, strange how they selected Android, but nothing states they will never make it ready for iPhone's.

    Should be interesting to see how this pans out. :rolleyes:
  4. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    They've tested TONS of different things. So far, none of them get passed that.

    The closest, believe it or not, to getting to market was a Nintendo DS that you had to rent for the day and return.

    This isn't just an app. This is a specially tailored device.
  5. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Disney also makes extensive use of Flash.

    Here, price and comparative ruggedness could be factors.

    Maybe it's just being used as a "tablet" based on WiFi, which means it has to be available to be bought without a cellular contract.

    Perhaps it's just going to be a downloadable Android app, and whoever took that snapshot didn't understand that it was simply being tested on an Eris.

    Btw, there's already an iPhone Magic Kingdom app, although it's not as extensive.
  6. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
    Disney is also a huge supporter of Blu-Ray. Dumbass Jobs is not.
  7. Centient macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2009
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    There are already a ton of 3rd-party iOS apps having to do with the Disney parks. If Disney ever wanted to come out with their own, they could certainly do that, and it wouldn't mean they wouldn't want Android apps as well.

    And as for Jobs' involvement...lets not forget how long it took the Apple stores themselves to start using iPods to check people out.

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