We’ve covered Wunderlist before at WorkAwesome; it’s a truly elegant and simple productivity app available on multiple platforms. Today its developer, 6Wunderkinder, made a major announcement: today it is launching Wunderlist on its newest platform…Android. What is truly amazing about this release is that it only took 4 weeks for them to port Wunderlist to Android, thanks to Appcelerator’s Titanium platform.
Wunderlist has made a hugh splash in the productivity space over the past few months, most recently with the release of Wunderlist HD on the iPad. The app has proved so popular that it has been downloaded over one million times across all platforms and has had over 6 million tasks logged in the process. That’s an impressive feat considering how many productivity apps there are in the marketplace.
6Wunderkinder attests that this porting to Android couldn’t have happened so quickly without a significant head-start with how they developed Wunderlist from the onset. That head-start is a result of building Wunderlist from the ground up using Appcelerator’s Titanium platform. “Time-to-market is critical for us, and Titanium lets developers write mobile apps for multiple platforms from one code-base. We were able to publish Wunderlist to iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, and Mac while reusing 90% of the base code. That’s an enormous cost and time savings compared to building each app in a separate language, not to mention the time-to-market advantage this has given us,” noted Christian Reber, CEO of 6Wunderkinder.
The simplicity of Wunderlist (along with its pleasant-looking user interface) has been one of the factors that has driven the app to the top of the App Store charts in the productivity category. The learning curve is minimal, and now Android users will have all of that in their platform — a platform that is not nearly as crowded with productivity apps than the other platforms Wunderlist has been developed for.
“To create such a great user experience we had to tap into all the native features of the phone,” said Sebastian Kreutzberger, CTO of 6Wunderkinder. “Appcelerator’s Titanium platform let us integrate things like push notifications and native UI controls so that it really looks and feels like a native app.”
Today’s release of Wunderlist for Android allows users to do pretty much everything that the iOS versions of the app allow, with the exception of being able to invite and manage others to your lists and tasks. That feature will be added to the Android edition at a later date.
One of the other benefits of working with Appcelerator’s Titanium is that it enables Wunderlist to automatically sync to the cloud. The cloud is becoming more and more important as people are not just being productive at their desks, but on the go as well. Multiple devices for productivity make the cloud a huge asset to those who are trying to keep on top of things. Wunderlist allows you to keep things locally and in the cloud — and does this seamlessly and easily.
“As Wunderlist shows, you can have a balanced approach where you’re using the best of the device and the best of what the cloud offers for the optimal customer experience,” says Scott Schwarzhoff, VP of marketing at Appcelerator.
Wunderlist is available for free as a Windows and Mac desktop application, and is also available for iPhone, iPad and (now) Android platform,. But 6Wunderkinder isn’t about to slow down; there are plans for a web app in the works.
Interested in giving the new Android version of Wunderlist a spin? Head over to 6wunderkinder to check it out.
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