Friday, September 19, 2014
Why Focusing On IOS Is Better Than Android in the Long Run
The decision to quit Android development may seem counterintuitive but rumours goes on to say, Android is no longer an option for our team of developers. Plus, the overall Android market share close to 85% can prove to be self-destructive.
This blog post will hopefully show you most the mobile app companies out there who try to satisfy as large a variety of clients focusing on iOS is better in the long term.
The Necessary Testing Skills
As a matter of fact, code needs to be tested on as many devices as possible in order to be effective. And one recent study found that the platform presents more of a QA testing challenge than iOS does and that come in 4 screen resolutions.
So, you know why enterprises in the US mostly prefer to test their apps on iOS devices.
Cheaper Codes Due To Its General Accessibility
This is a well-known rumour. Apple is well-known for its overall costly perception whereas Android, on the other hand, would presumably be much cheaper to code due to its general accessibility. The harsh reality for businesses is that the development cost for Android is more than iOS.
And from the developer’s side, in case you don’t have the whole range of devices needed for properly testing your app, you need to work on the Android emulator which can be disappointing. Meanwhile you will be better off testing iOS apps.
The 14000 types of Android devices Makes Fragmentation Harder
When developing an iOS app, we need to ensure that all 4 screen resolutions are taken into account. Whereas in Android, the things look a little more complicated. Development for such a wide range of devices doesn’t come in handy regardless to having or not having an emulator.
There are a few developers rejoicing how their app will eventually reach billions of Android devices worldwide. Considering the hard part, if the app is incapable to work properly on all destination devices people will eventually stop using it.
For all of these reasons, although most people tend to compare the Android market share to the iOS without looking into the specifics, in the US at least, close to 40% of smartphone users own an iPhone.