Android and iOS are one of the biggest competitors in the gadget market. Both companies are putting their best to be on the top position in gadget world. Android apps and iOS apps have tough competition but certain features reveal that for developing various apps, developers prefer iOS than Android. Since iOS was first developed, obviously it would be preferred more as people are more iOS educated rather than Android educated. Data received from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners revealed high percentage of iPhone buyers had defected Android histories.
Here, are some of the reasons why iOS has the upper hand over Android in the apps development business.
User Friendly Compatibility of iOS and Android
App developers like the user friendliness of iOS as compared to android devices, its operation is easy, and loading is manageable. Moreover, iPhone is activated only, when it has iTunes-credit card account or should have least voucher balance; on the contrary, Android phone needs Google account. However, if you are in a mood, to buy an app, you have to first setup a Google-Wallet account and register your card. Once you are done with it, buying apps becomes a matter of few minutes. This seems to be easy, but the early stages of setting Google–Wallet account on android are enough to put you off, and you end up in nowhere.
More Option Features with iOS
Flexibility is another factor liked by app developers as Apple has given the freedom to its users to run iOS anywhere. Going to each customer at a minimum price is what makes iOS popular. Apple iPhone is consistent with their screen size resolution. They share 3.5 inch and similar aspect ratio in every iPhone. An iOS application generates revenue, 4 times higher as compared to android. One fact that is more remarkable is developers who earn $1.00 from iOS application get only $0.24 from android. Apps are mostly developed for iOS and not for android, the ratio of development of apps for iOS and androids is 7:3.
Large Consumer Base for iOS
When a potential customer selects an android device, he is entitled to fill certain payment details and other documents particulars. Now here is a high risk, at any second he may become frustrated with long form filling procedures and withdraw his orders. The payment method should be shortest possible and easy for the consumer.
It is not only developers who are focused on iOS, but consumers also love to have iOS in their gadgets. Most of the iPhone buyers have already purchased android and now want to make it replaced by iOS iPhone.
Money Matters – iOS Brings More Profits
App developers gain more money from iOS as compared to Android. This could be one of the important point that why developers want iOS and not Android. App developer gets $1 for every app in iOS while developing same app for android would yield only $0.24. This is undoubtedly one of the de-motivating factors for switching to iOS rather than on android. As the app, developers are also running businesses, which require a sizeable market support with significant revenue opportunities, and least distribution cost. Here, also android is delivering less gain and more pain.
More Revenue Returns from iOS than Android
It is reported that 80 to 90% of the total dollars are invested on mobile application that is under Apple’s iOS atmosphere. Recent studies also showed that iOS app developers have made considerable money that exceeds $ 3.4 billion in year, 2012, while Google app developers earned just $239. Android apps are 1.3% paid while apple has 13.5 % price tag.