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A Quick Decision Guide on iOS vs Android App Development

by Ryan M. Blogger
Android and iOS app development methods differ greatly and this put companies in a conundrum. Only when you have considered all the factors involved, can you make an informed decision. iOS platforms allow for higher generation of revenue but on the other hand android offers more app features. Therefore, have your preferences jotted down for a careful scrutiny.

You may even have a bias for one platform beforehand but there’s no harm in keeping the following points in mind:

Demographic comparison

The different structures of population help determine a lot of things in terms of android and iOS users. Android presently dominates the global platform share. With the maximum share coming from developing or lower-income countries. Populous with low average annual income make up android users. They usually work in the IT or energy and utilities fields. So, Android apps have a deeper demographic penetration.  

Contrarily, iOS users are generally younger than android users. Research shows that they have a higher level of education, earn more money, have greater engagement and hence can spend more money per application. iOS users typically work in marketing, media or business organisations.
For instance, iOS app development in Sydney would do better than maybe in a Spanish speaking country.

Revenue model comparison

Revenue models tell you how and from where an app would generate income and this is critical to keep in mind before development. The revenue models of iOS and android are differ greatly and are fairly represented by the approaches taken by Apple and Google, respectively. Android platform offers more ad-supported applications. Therefore, the revenue mainly comes from advertisements. 
iOS, on the other hand, relies heavily on app purchases. There is enough evidence to say that iOS users spend almost 3 times on an android app than on an android app. Consequently, iOS app developers earned 70% more revenue than android, in the first quarter of 2017.

Speed comparison

How fast do you want your app to reach the market? How long can you spare for the app development? These considerations pre-development stage are all important. Generally, android platform takes 2-3 times longer than iOS app development. Android fragmentation is what causes the delay in android app development. Android devices come in various shapes and sizes, and there are a huge number of devices to cater to with varying screen sizes and performance levels. To build an app which is compatible with all different devices can be time consuming and challenging.
Whereas, iOS does not take as long due to uniformity of design and utilisation of apple products.

Cost comparison

Depending on the development costs of the platform you choose, you will be able to draw a budget for your app development project. This entails looking into app development costs. Well, the longer it takes to build an app, the higher the expenditure. Additionally, android platform offers lesser revenue than iOS. Hence, iOS appears to be inexpensive and profit-generating.

Now you can go through your preference list, consider these points and decide upon the platform selection.



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