Why App Developers Should Prioritise Android over iOS

Why App Developers Should Prioritise Android over iOS

08 Jul 2022


Michael Signal

As a business owner, you need to be creative to catch the eye of potential clients and generate more income.

Android mobile application development offers a scalable and cost-effective opportunity to create applications as part of the digital revolution.

Here are some reasons app developers should choose Android over iOS:

Low Cost

Android applications are less expensive compared to other operating systems. Most applications are free to download and readily available on the play store.

This is particularly useful for new organisations to launch their applications. Cheap or free applications promote an application and the organisation behind it.

Building up your applications for Android is cheap. You don’t have to pay any yearly expense to be a designer (while iOS charges you a fixed expense every year), and you don’t have to pay for SDK tools.

Your highest expense will be the design phase of your application. This incorporates assets and graphics, audio creation and coding. You can pay more for advertising, ASO and other things to improve your chances of achievement.

App developers can use any device to build and test any application for their cell phone, guaranteeing low investment and client engagement. Thus, end-users take advantage of an interactive application, which will result in higher ROI.

Lower Entry Barriers

Due to its exclusive technological ecosystem, app developers can only build an iOS app on a Mac or similar device. This is not true in the case of Android, where applications can be created on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Moreover, registering as a designer on the Apple App Store requires a yearly charge of $ 99, while a one-time installment of $ 25 is required to enlist as an engineer on the Google Play Store.

In simple words, the entry cost for Android developers is way less than an iOS Developer.

If you are developing an Android app, it will be approved and deployed on google play within a day. While on the App Store, it takes half a month.

According to user feedback, an app on the Google Play Store can be updated as frequently as desired. In the case of an iOS app, however, you will have submitted your application update, which will go through a tedious process. Android wins as far as effectiveness is concerned. With the right mobile app developers, you can win the race!

Market Size

Android is steadily increasing its market share and is now present in various demographics and geographical locations. With 2.6 million applications, Google Play Store is the number one app store worldwide, and iOS is in second with 2 million applications. In 2020 alone, Android had 1.09 billion more app downloads than iOS, according to Statista. That’s around a billion more opportunities to earn profits.

Platform Portability

Developing your Android app using the Java Platform makes it easier to port the application to different platforms like Ubuntu and Symbian. Therefore, as a business owner, you will have the opportunity to target various platforms with your Android Application Development. Its language—Kotlin—can create apps compatible with Android, iOS, and even Java Desktop!

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Michael is the creative brains of the company and he leads the UX and UI team at EB Pearls. He has experience of over 20 years in interaction design and have designed digital products for Fortune 50 companies all over the world.

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