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Android vs iOS Apps: What You Need To Know

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Android vs iOS Apps: What You Need To Know


Android and iOS don’t need any introduction as both are the most dominant operating systems when it comes to mobile technology. The never-ending debate of which amongst them is the better continues to take new twists and turns as both try to outmaneuver each other in every aspect. In addition to this debate, there is a sincere fanbase of both Android and iOS which is always ready to get an upper hand over the other. 


Today, we would cover important aspects which can help you assess whether to develop an android app or iOS app to help your business grow further. Firstly, let us take a look at the technical aspects of the apps.


Android vs iOS Apps: Technical Aspects


  • Updates: iOS has a major setback when it comes to updating apps as developers need to wait for two weeks before modifying their apps. This can lead to reduction in user retention, as some new features that users demand could not be uploaded right on time. On the other side, Android apps are easy to update, and the developers can provide constant updates in as less as two hours!

  • Design: Apple follows a minimalistic and concise design, helping apps ooze with class and quality. Android is way behind Apple on this one as it has started mimicking the Apple style of design. Even though Android tries hard to out style Apple with its versatility in style, Apple clearly wins the race thanks to its slick buttons, icons, and tabs.


Android vs iOS Apps: Business Aspect


  • Target Audience: When we talk about business, the location and audience play an important role in the success of the business. We all know that iPhones are not for the masses and are only affordable to a minority of the population. In contrast to this, Android is spread all across the price ranges, and everyone can find a product according to their budget. Another major factor to notice is that Apple offers better security as compared to Android, making it more valuable.

  • Development Time: Surprisingly, iOS app development is time-savory, and takes way less time than android app development. This can be due to the difference in coding languages, as Java, preferred by Android, involves writing more code as compared with Swift, Apple’s official coding language. 

  • Revenue: Keeping popularity aside, when it comes to revenue generation, Apple comes out as the victor as iOS apps bring in more revenue.


Now that you are aware of both business and technical aspects of android and iOS apps, you can easily decide the best one for your business.