iOS vs Android Applications
Mobile applications have gained popularity among users as well as for work perfectly as an engaging business tool. Mobile applications can leverage native mobile device functionality, such as Push-notifications, geo location, camera, etc. That’s why smart entrepreneurs, who want to stay connected with clients in the distractive digital world, can’t ignore mobile applications.
The same strategy works for start-ups who prefer building mobile-first versions of their products while using websites and landing pages as a marketing tool. But before asking a mobile app development company for a free quote, you need to decide which of the operating systems you are going to hit iOS or Android.
The first thing to do for dealing with the “Android apps vs iOS apps” dilemma is identifying your app’s target market. To be on the safe side, learn also about differences in both platforms’ tech stack, how much each app will cost you, and how much time the project will take.
Android is a more open system as compared to iOS. Any Android app that is available even if it is not on the Google Play store can be downloaded and installed on an Android device. This is not the case with iOS. Case in point: Apple will not allow you to view Flash videos and play Flash games on iOS devices for reasons only known to them.
Because Apple maintains such as tight grip on the applications that can be allowed on an iOS device, the devices are more secure. On the other hand, the openness of the Android platform means that there is a bigger risk of not just malware but other security threats. This makes iOS devices a safer option for those who want a more secure device.
Apple takes the time to ensure that the interface is pleasant and well designed. Across all iOS devices you expect to find well designed products and Apple doesn’t disappoint. But when it comes to being able to customize how the widgets will appear, Android devices offer you better control. Also there is such a wide range of different Android devices that to change the interface you just need to select a different Android device.
It is very easy to install an app on your iPhone or iPad. You can do it on your device from the app store or from iTunes. All you have to do is search for the app you want to install and tap “INSTALL”. The iOS device will do the rest and your application will be ready to use in seconds.
Another major similarity is that they both use very similar touch and gesture conventions to run the device. On both Android and iOS devices you make use of touch screen technology. With both devices you get a home screen, although the actual makeup of the home screen may vary. You also require a swipe gesture to get into both the devices.
With iOS there is a distinct advantage for tablet apps. They can get the same Smartphone apps on their tablets. Social media updates on the iOS platform are easier and quicker because of the fact integration with Facebook and Twitter is deeper as compared to the Android platform.
The interface on the iOS platform is locked down. You are only allowed limited customization options for the home screens and there are no third part apps pre-installed on the device. Also app installation can only be done from the App Store.
A major advantage of iOS is that Apple offers software upgrade for all devices automatically. This ensures that the devices remain current a factor that boosts performance. Apple also offers better privacy controls especially when it comes to app permissions and the type of user’s private information the apps can request during installation.
You will not be able to install apps that are not on the app store unless the device is jail broken. This limitation is a hindrance to iOS device users who want to try an app that is not available on the app store.
The biggest advantage of Android devices is that there is such a wide range of choices in terms of hardware. Android devices come in various types, screen sizes, varying price points, models and even features. This means that you can choose a device based on the features you want to have and even a price point that is more affordable to you.
Android also has a highly customizable user experience. You can customize the home screen any way you want, with not just the app icons but also a wide selection of widgets that allow you to remain informed and connected.
The Google Play store has fewer restrictions when it comes to the user information that can be shared with apps. This ensures that there is a wide range of apps for Android device users to choose from but it also means that the device is less secure, more prone to malware and viruses. Google also provides Android devices with a wide network of services that iOS device users can only dream of.
Our design team has the know-how of developing custom POCs for your applications, interfaces, and a visually pleasing prototype. Moreover, we deliver high-quality services at affordable as well as friendly prices. We keep touch handling, core graphics, gestures, and animations at the top of our mind while designing an advanced iOS application. By creating applications to leverage app trends and future-proof technology, we provide an edge over your competitors.
Our Android App development services include defining the technology stack, user interface design, third-party services integration, front-end development, and support. We utilize proven technologies or approaches that allow us to scale and extend your applications rapidly. You can count on fully functional bug-proof apps that get periodically updated to its latest versions with our exclusive testing practice.