Mobile technology prowess has overtaken the world to a great extent, where no business can survive without building mobile apps. Not only apps, but there is also a huge demand for mobile game development. With video games like PUBG etc., this field is also burgeoning.
At present, we are on the verge of the new year arrives with a lot of excitement in regards to the 2020 mobile world. Undoubtedly, there are two major mobile app platforms, i.e., Android and iOS, which are overturning the mobile world. Together counted, both Android and iOS apps count is over 4 million.
However, many merchants baffled over while choosing the right mobile app development platform for their services. Therefore, I have conducted a brief comparison between the core areas of evaluation between Android and iOS.
Android apps are written in Java that involves writing more and more code. And, more the code is, more are the chances of error. In addition to this, the time involved will be more.
On the contrary, iPhone app development services involve lesser chances of mistakes as it adheres to the sole official language of Apple, i.e., Swift that is a functional, imperative, and blocks structured language.
iOS is easier and cheaper to develop apps with, whereas Android app development involves nearly 30-40 percent more time if compared to iPhone app development.
Android is an open-source platform that means there is a lack of standardization. Additively, there is a great diversity in terms of devices, software fragmentation, and components. Therefore, your app developed for a particular device and software version may find it difficult to work on others. And, the audience reaches surely limits here.
Talking about iOS, Apple offers a closed ecosystem that comes with less diversity. That means, if you choose developing an app over the iOS platform, you need to focus on standardized and lesser devices as well as software versions. That said, let us now move to another aspect that calls for great attention while choosing a platform to build mobile apps.
Due to open-source nature, Android is more prone to piracy and malware. This means, building a business application on Android may lead to security breaches at times.
And, Apple is best-known for its secure built. Its closed ecosystem protects the software and the applications built on iOS safe from the security breaches and data piracy. Therefore, the iOS platform is a highly appreciated mobile app development platform with a larger audience in the marketplace.
To make an application stay compatible with the software longer relies on the maintenance and upgrades from time to time. Doing so allows the platform to stay bug-free and avoid the app crashes. If you keep on running the app on older versions, it becomes impossible to cope up with the stability and compatibility. This aspect is equally right for both Android as well as an iOS platform.
All things considered, choosing any of the Android or iOS platform holds a different set of advantages and disadvantages. And, this selection needs some deeper analysis at the business end. For instance, some elements to consider before choosing a platform involves the audience for which you are developing an app, the time-frame, desired set of features and functionalities, and revenue goals that you wish to attain.
Therefore, it is advisable to decide between these areas before you jump onto any mobile app development platform.