If you are a mobile app developer, you would have faced this confusion at all times: should it be an app for iOS or Android? Most app developers have been working hard to figure out which is a better platform to develop their app for. While some claim Android is a good platform to get started with your app, there are many who believe that there is no platform like iOS if you are planning to release your app. If you want to test run your app, most developers would suggest do it on iOS. Why is there an increasing proximity towards iOS? Why do people or most developers feel it is best to develop your app for iOS before you get started with any other platform?
Here are a few reasons why you should develop your mobile app for iOS before you can develop it for any other platform.
No developer can deny this fact that it is pretty easy to develop an app on iOS as compared to any other platform. iOS is not just an user friendly environment but also a developer friendly platform. iOS and Android share similar coding language but iOS has a comparatively better development environment and tools as compared to Android. Probably the developer tools is what makes iOS immensely popular with app developers.
Let’s say you want to set up a GUI. It would be easier for you to do so using iOS development tools as compared to Android. All you need to do is lay out the interface builder and link the objects needed in the code. Not only is it easy but also pretty time saving. APIs for iOS have existed longer as compared to Android which is why you would find their documentation and other sources easily available.
When you create an app for iOS, you are making sure that the app gains popularity. If your app is released on iOS first, the app reaches high end people who are known to act as influencers. Your reach is good and so is the word of mouth, in case you have developed an interesting and user friendly app. Early adoption of any app is higher on iOS as compared to other platforms. So, if you want to give your app good enough popularity, and market it through influencers, your best bet is to develop the app for iOS. Not only are the users proactive but their feedback includes issues as well as the good points regarding the app.
Let’s say you have developed an app that requires the user to pay to download. This would become popular on iOS as compared to Android. The reason being apps on iOS were popular even when you were required to pay for them, while Android came into existence when apps became free for everyone. Not every Android user will want to pay for the apps that they wish to download. In fact, even today the apps that work mostly on Android are the ones that can be downloaded for free. But, that is not the case with Android. There, even the apps that need to be paid for will survive and become popular. In fact, iOS paid apps can even generate the revenue they have aspired for.
While we have millions of Android devices doing rounds among the users, there are just about 9 devices that work on iOS. Testing the iOS based app and fixing the bugs would be easy as compared to testing and fixing the bugs on Android devices. You will see that Android is based out on several devices, with varying specifications and bases. This is the reason why you will find it difficult to create and fix the app for Android. iOS has 9 devices, not too varying in structures, and it is definitely easy to test and fix the bugs in here.
Even if Android is doing a lot of business, you should remember that iOS products are considered to give out a status symbol. No, it is not just because of the price tag attached, though that is one of the major reasons; it is also because of the way this particular device has been positioned. Probably this is why when you develop apps for iOS, you reach out to major people and key decision makers as they tend to use iOS based devices as against Android based devices. Successful people and influencers of market use iOS.
Now that you are aware of the reasons, you know why you should develop an app for iOS first and then for other platforms.
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