Mobile app development , the most trendiest thing that the companies are engaging in at present. The through of developing a mobile app would be encountered with the dilemma of choosing among the various mobile app development platform available in the market. Are you planning to develop mobile app for first time? Then which operating system, you would like to choose, Android OS or iOS. With different operating system like android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry available in the market, choosing the right operating system is a challenging task. This actually may not be a million dollar question but it definitely is a catch-22 situation. If your mobile app developer is having the skills in any specific platform and you don’t have sufficient budget for hiring another app programmer, then you have to choose between any of the two OS. The reader of this article may find the answer to this question, after reading this article.
Android Mobile App Development
Android operating system, as per the latest reports own 83 per cent of the global smart-phone market today. Several thousands new users are getting added on a day to day basis. But from the monetization perspective its totally opposite. Apple OS is the front runner with a five times greater returns than Android OS.
Apart from this, there are many factors, which should be considered before taking the final decision for the first mobile app. Following are those:
iPhone operating system (iOS) is written in Objective-C, while Android in Java. Java is more universal than Objective-C. Objective-C is cleaner than Java. Due to better stack traces,the process of debugging is a lot quicker.
End User Experience
Regarding UI or UX, iOS has a clear edge over its rival Android OS. In high definition, iOS UIs looks way better and give a lot better experience.
After mobile app is development, either a hired mobile app developer has worked or it was done by a mobile app development company, publishing is a key. Publishing a mobile app on android OS is way easier than iPhone OS.
Market shares of the two platforms are very in different geographical areas. Check the popularity of each in the areas you are interested.
iPhone OS mainly runs on three screen sizes: iPhone, iPad Mini, and iPad. Android, however, runs on an infinite range of screen sizes and variety of devices. Making you app congenial to all these devices will be a herculean task. Android app developers put a lot more effort on this to manage this is a right way.
Before you choose between iOS and Android, you may take into consideration your target users and the special features of your app. For example, if you want to create a messaging app, android will be better since you can replace the built-in message app using the basic SMS/MMS medium. But in iOS, your developer will have to create a new communication channel.
Cross-platform tools for multiple mobile devices
With the simultaneous growth and increase in competition from several mobile platforms, companies now hold the development of applications on a single platform. Applications need to work for multiple platforms and devices with a focus on cross-platform development. Lately we have seen a number of cross-platform tools that play a crucial role in the ecommerce business. In 2016, a number of other tools and cross-platform development framework is used for the development of applications that enhance more to join the league for multiple devices.
Author is a senior business analyst and an expert in native mobile app development.