Reasons Why Developers First Rush iOS App Development

Dec 21st 2015 at 4:44 AM


Many top mobile app developers still prefer iOS over Android, especially when it comes to gaming app development. Certain features of iOS persuade them to consider Android at second position. However; Android is world’s dominating mobile operating system in terms of the number of smartphones and tablets powered by it but not in terms of monetization.

So the debate that which one among both mobile operating systems should be chosen first for app development never calms down. In fact, it keeps getting exclusive.

Let’s see a bit back in the history when they both began their journeys. Apple launched iOS in 2007 and soon after one year, the App Store. In 2008, Google released Android as open source software and its app store. Many device manufactured quickly rushed towards Android and adopted it full heartedly as the core OS for their smart devices.

Apple’s devices are manufactured by Apple itself. The iOS operating system is close-source which means no one other than Apple can use it. Apple has the utmost control over its mobile ecosystem, apps quality, etc. On the other hand, Android’s ecosystem is widely fragmented with multiple hardware, screen sizes and tweaked versions of the OS. It’s sad to know that users have to wait at lot to updates for the OS and many devices do not get even a single OS update throughout their lifespan.

This discourages developers who build gaming apps for newer Android versions while maximum numbers of Android devices are still running older OS versions in their devices. In result, their smartphones and tablets do not provide proper support to many apps. But it is not a case with iOS apps. This is just one reason forces developers to prefer iPad or iPhone development over Android app development.

There are other reasons too. Many developers agree that it’s a struggle to work with Java. It sucks. They still complaint about Xcode but in comparison of Java, it is really one of the best IDEs available for app development.

Monetization is also one issue as I mentioned above. Android apps do not monetize as good as iPhone apps. Because Android allows you to install app from sources other than Google Play, users have no restriction to download the pirated versions of paid apps. In the same situation, no one can download iOS apps in iPad and iPhone devices from the source other than the App Store. It’s only possible if the device is jail-broken.

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