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Android or iOS – Which is Better for Mobile Application Development?

Mobile Application Development February 18, 2014

Mobile Applications have been prevailing in the market now since few years. As the number of Smartphone users are exponentially increasing in the market, there is emergence off cut-throat competition between mobile apps development companies as well as operating systems that provide these apps.

Continuous modifications with the latest technological advancement have been the need of the hour for mobile application supporting operating systems. Android and iOS are the two major giants who have been pulling the app users towards themselves by making explicit changes and releasing latest versions of their OS.

Android or iOS

Android uses JAVA for app development which supports the use of all the third party tools for developing robust and scalable applications that can be useful on all Android Smart-phones. On the other hand, iOS uses objective C and C++ principles to develop their app with MAC tools. Along with advancement in technology and different set of advances tablets and mobiles, it has become necessary to create such apps that persist for a long time in the market.

Offering Versatility In App Development

With evolvement of many mobile app development companies in the present market, it has become inevitable to provide app users something that is new, fresh but still useful. Android stands tall here by providing versatility to the developers by supporting them to add functionalities that make Android app development more dynamic in nature.

Looking at the current market situation, Android has certainly overtaken iOS in terms of number of users. iOS also has flexible modes of development but it is more stable as well comprehensive to give its users multi-purpose utility in a simple way.

Tablet market: iPad Vs Android?

At the corporate level, iPad has clear majority over Android giving business domain new hikes. Android tablets are also creeping into the market with enhanced feature and cutting cost marginally. iPad apps help these business associates in far and wide ways.

iOS binds the hands of app makers within a certain boundary of limit to provide efficiency in quality as well as user-interface. Multitasking with iOS apps has been found out to be extremely easy. App experience with iPad is much improved than Android. So the clear winner in this domain of app making is iOS.

App Store Regulations

Android app can be easily launched on Google Store after completing the testing phase of the app. Within no time of applying, you get a quick response of approval from Android. This turns out to be huge Advantage for small scale Android App Developers to publish their app on large platform. In contrast to this, Apple has specific set of rules that you have to implement in order to get your app approved on Apple store. This takes fair amount of time around 30-40 days.

Marketing Apps: Dominating Factor?

The most important part that has to be considered while making the choice of the domain for app making is the domain where your app can get large publicity. Undoubtedly, with millions of Android Smart-phones in the market, there is fair chance of your app getting marketed successfully on Android. Also, iOS has its own section of users which is eventually increasing leaps and bounds since last few years.

Both the operating systems have their own pros and cons. So it becomes necessary for app developer to study the market and also strategize app making scenario that can endorse app development business to make considerable profits. Multiple domains of app making are prevailing in the market and so choosing the correct one is hard. Android and iOS thus dominate mobile app market currently.

Pratik Kanada

I am Pratik Kanada, founder & CEO of 360 Degree Technosoft, which makes app ideas into reality by providing unique design and development services across iOS and Android platforms. I generally write blogs on mobile technology, app development and app marketing.

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