There are two mobile operating systems that really matter nowadays, Android and iOS. There was a time when iOS enjoyed a larger library of apps over its chief rival. At that time, many developers chose to develop apps first for the Apple mobile operating system because of its sizeable user base and its lucrative nature. Now however, things have changed quite a bit.
Android simply dominates when it comes to total market share in the mobile operating system space. And because of Apple’s restrictions on app publishing, it might be a better idea to go with an Android first app development strategy. If you’re looking to develop a mobile app but are confused as to which platform to develop it first on, then this infographic from Roostrap is perfect for you. It outlines various objective reasons why developing an app first for the Android OS can be beneficial towards a successful app launch.
Not only does Android lead in market share by quite a significant margin, but Google generally has lesser restrictions when it comes to publishing apps to its Play Store. Developers generally have an easier time publishing apps to the Play Store than they do to the Apple App Store. Because of this ease, they’re able to gather vital information such as user response and usage patterns, as well as identify any weaknesses fairly early on in the release. This information helps make the app better. Both the Android and iOS operating systems are fiercely competitive, and for quite some time the former has been playing catch up in terms of features and functionality.
Designing an app for Android can therefore be beneficial as there are more operating system features to take advantage of. To find out definitively why you should be developing apps for Android first, make sure to go through the entire Rootstrap infographic as it contains a lot of eye-opening statistics as well as some information that you might not be aware of. Make the best decision for your app with the help of this great infographic.
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