Android or iOS – Which one is better for Mobile Developers?

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					         Android or iOS – Which one is better for Mobile Developers?
In this article, we have talked about Android mobile OS and Apple’s mobile OS – iOS. The
benefits and flaws of both the platforms for Mobile Developers are being discussed here.

In Mobile computing world, two mobile platforms have come up as most favorite ones
worldwide – iOS which runs on iPhone and iPad and other one is Android which is an open
source platform by Google.

For Developers and Users, both these platforms are distinct technically. Moreover, with the
increasing number of smartphones and tablet devices, there is an equal rise in the number of
developers worldwide. Developers have many mobile platforms available to choose from but
majority of them prefer to choose from these two. This is because; Developers will always
support the mobile operating systems that are used by most of the people worldwide.

Android and iOS Operating Systems

The Android OS mainly utilizes Java language which is most commonly used amongst
developers. While, iOS uses Apple’s Objective C language that can be used easily by the
developers who are familiar with C and C++ languages.

Both of the platforms are already ruling and are considered as the most successful in the mobile
marketplace.

Android – Developer Benefits

Android Platform provides easy development of applications comparatively. Moreover, it offers
a rapid development environment to developers and building an Android app is like building a
webpage using HTML, JavaScript, and SQL.

Moreover,

   -   Android provides an open development environment to developers and allows them to
       use third-party tools whenever required. This is helpful as it allows developers to play
       around many features and adding multiple functionality in the application.

   -   The testing environment of Android OS is best and well organized. All the testing tools
       available for developers are neatly indexed and the IDE provides good model of the
       source code.
   -   The process of application approval in the App Store is simpler and convenient
       compared to other mobile OS App Stores.

   -   Android Developers just need to pay One-time registration fees of 25$ and then they
       can earn 70% of the revenue achieved from the Sales of their app in the Android App
       Market.

iOS – Developer Benefits

iOS Platform uses Apple’s Objective C language which can be learnt by the Developers who
are familiar enough with C and C++ languages. Objective C is actually very dynamic and
loosely typed language and so developers can create amazing applications using it.

   -   Objective C language is flexible enough and also it has more matured API, better tools
       and better documentation.

   -   Application approval process takes 3 to 4 weeks. The developers need to follow this
       process by Apple’s App Store to make their app available to Apple users.

   -   Moreover, Apple Developers need to pay an annual fee of 99$ for gaining access to the
       iPhone SDK and to then earn 70% of the revenue obtained from app sales in the App
       Store.

Final Verdict

Both of the mobile platforms have their own benefits and flaws. Considering the app
development side, the Android App Development Growth rate is higher than that of iOS App
Development worldwide.

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experience in creating engaging smartphones and tablets apps for all clients worldwide. We
have a team of mobile developers for all major platforms including iOS, Android, Blackberry,
Windows, and Symbian.

Contact us at info@softwebsolutions.com for Android application development.

				
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Description: In this article, we have talked about Android mobile OS and Apple’s mobile OS – iOS. The benefits and flaws of both the platforms for Mobile Developers are being discussed here.