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Differences Between Android And iOS App Development

Published on 23 November 16
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With the tough competition between Android and iOS, there have been questions about which app market amongst the two is a bigger one. As an Android or iOS user, you must have thought the same and the answer to it is that Android has more apps than iOS, but not as much as you think. Yes! Android market is bigger than Apple and has more apps. While the Android has 1.3 million apps, Apple has 1.2 million apps available for downloads.


But don’t get the impression of these apps being productive in both the markets. Although the figures seem to impress, the fact remains that most of the apps in both the markets are useless or of low quality. Just because Apple has a reputation of having strict application guidelines doesn’t mean it doesn’t have apps full of bugs. Both Android and Apple has bugs and many useless apps.


So it’s not easy to compare both the platforms by just having few samples of apps. Both Android app development company and iOS app development company are different and work as per the protocols of the software. So, if you’re deciding whether to design the apps for individual platforms or collectively. Before coming to a conclusion regarding this, consider few factors before proceeding.


App Profitability


Since the very beginning, Apple apps have been more valued by the developers than other apps. Developers generally analyze similar apps on different apps than examining different apps on different platforms. As a developer. You have to have a quick glance at the apps functioning on both the levels, viz. Apple and Android. You can have a general idea by the downloaded figures and thereby find out which platform has more ease while getting the apps developed. This could be done on a case-by-case basis by at least studying the categories and then deciding what platform is more suitable.


Development Environment, Language, Configuration and Publishing


Although, Apple has higher standards when it comes to application designs and User Interfaces, it is easier to develop for in terms of app development. So, as a developer when you have to think of developing apps, cite the different app making interfaces, easiness in using Xcode and other codes and languages.


When it comes to Android, the current software used is Eclipse. And the potentially better development software, Android Studio, is still a beta version being worked upon, that implies that the users are still encountering bugs and defaults. Despite the software used, discussing the app configuration, Android has much better app permissions whereas, Apple’s Xcode has a long list of build settings that is tiring for the developers.


Later then, Apple upgraded itself to a better language, Swift, which is a hybrid language that has features from several modern programming languages. As a developer, it is important to keep in mind that Android takes less effort than Apple for signing in with its simple wizard called Eclipse, whereas, Apple requires to undergo complicated distribution profiles and certificates.


Android’s Major Update


The biggest update Android app development company and Android developers has announced is that it will launch its version 5.0. The version has been launched. With nearly 5,000 APIs and material design for UI, the version will be available to third-party developers with its new interface designs. This will enhance the overall performance by the mobile.


Apple’s update iOS 8, was a bit overwhelming as it brought all the features together in the last few versions. Moreover, the developers gave in more attention in introducing Swift programming after the launch of latest iOS version long back.


Audience


Keeping aside the pros and cons of both the development, the most important factor that any company should bother about is the audience. Apple is mostly considered as the ideal platform, to begin with when it comes to startups this is mainly because it has a greater customer base and an easy to use interface.


The only problem is it’s stricter protocol and high budget that makes companies opt for Android development. Whereas, Android app development companies are preferred if the budget is less and the target audience is important in terms of the number of users and not the quality of users.



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With the tough competition between Android and iOS, there have been questions about which app market amongst the two is a bigger one. As an Android or iOS user, you must have thought the same and the answer to it is that Android has more apps than iOS, but not as much as you think. Yes! Android market is bigger than Apple and has more apps. While the Android has 1.3 million apps, Apple has 1.2 million apps available for downloads.

But don’t get the impression of these apps being productive in both the markets. Although the figures seem to impress, the fact remains that most of the apps in both the markets are useless or of low quality. Just because Apple has a reputation of having strict application guidelines doesn’t mean it doesn’t have apps full of bugs. Both Android and Apple has bugs and many useless apps.

So it’s not easy to compare both the platforms by just having few samples of apps. Both Android app development company and iOS app development company are different and work as per the protocols of the software. So, if you’re deciding whether to design the apps for individual platforms or collectively. Before coming to a conclusion regarding this, consider few factors before proceeding.

App Profitability

Since the very beginning, Apple apps have been more valued by the developers than other apps. Developers generally analyze similar apps on different apps than examining different apps on different platforms. As a developer. You have to have a quick glance at the apps functioning on both the levels, viz. Apple and Android. You can have a general idea by the downloaded figures and thereby find out which platform has more ease while getting the apps developed. This could be done on a case-by-case basis by at least studying the categories and then deciding what platform is more suitable.

Development Environment, Language, Configuration and Publishing

Apple has higher standards when it comes to application designs and User Interfaces, it is easier to develop for in terms of app development. So, as a developer when you have to think of developing apps, cite the different app making interfaces, easiness in using Xcode and other codes and languages.

When it comes to Android, the current software used is Eclipse. And the potentially better development software, Android Studio, is still a beta version being worked upon, that implies that the users are still encountering bugs and defaults. Despite the software used, discussing the app configuration, Android has much better app permissions whereas, Apple’s Xcode has a long list of build settings that is tiring for the developers.

Later then, Apple upgraded itself to a better language, Swift, which is a hybrid language that has features from several modern programming languages. As a developer, it is important to keep in mind that Android takes less effort than Apple for signing in with its simple wizard called Eclipse, whereas, Apple requires to undergo complicated distribution profiles and certificates.

Android’s Major Update

The biggest update Android app development company and Android developers has announced is that it will launch its version 5.0. The version has been launched. With nearly 5,000 APIs and material design for UI, the version will be available to third-party developers with its new interface designs. This will enhance the overall performance by the mobile.

Apple’s update iOS 8, was a bit overwhelming as it brought all the features together in the last few versions. Moreover, the developers gave in more attention in introducing Swift programming after the launch of latest iOS version long back.

Audience

Keeping aside the pros and cons of both the development, the most important factor that any company should bother about is the audience. Apple is mostly considered as the ideal platform, to begin with when it comes to startups this is mainly because it has a greater customer base and an easy to use interface.

The only problem is it’s stricter protocol and high budget that makes companies opt for Android development. Whereas, Android app development companies are preferred if the budget is less and the target audience is important in terms of the number of users and not the quality of users.

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