The MDDClone is a free simulation of the original payware Mercenary, Damocles, and Dion Crisis games; without very special dispensation from Paul Woakes - or unless the MDDClone author *is* Paul Woakes - it would need to be freeware.
Producing a freeware app on the Android platform costs nothing other than time, and won't make any money.
Producing a freeware app on the iOS platform costs $99/year for the developers' license, plus $800 (minimum) for a new Mac Mini (the cheapest Mac available in shops), and won't make any money.
Unless the MDDClone author already owns a Mac and an iOS SDK license, it doesn't really make financial sense to specifically target iOS.
On the plus side, if he does already have the necessary hardware and license required, there's really no reason why the app couldn't also be ported to Android, other than time constraints.
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Re: Who Says There's No God ....? Graeme Porter,Tue Jan 25 06:06
... putting the "make more money with iOS" motive aside for a moment, how about this .... With iOS, an MDD Clone will reach a MUCH larger -- and, more importantly, a much more *receptive* -- audience ... more
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