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Why do developers still choose iOS instead of Android
Edition Siliconrus published material founder of social networking news Quibb Sandy MacPherson, who speculates about why Silicon Valley entrepreneurs prefer iOS, rather than Android, the creation of new products.
According to McPherson, talked with hundreds of startups and investors in San Francisco and New York, among them there are so many people who have a smartphone based on Android or even believe in the potential of this platform. Meanwhile, the growth and spread of Android around the world indicate that it is undergoing serious changes, indicating the time when the company receives dominance in the market.
MacPherson wondered why, in this case, the most advanced person of the most technologically advanced cities in the world do not pay attention to Android.
Android is not a priority platform for new startups. If you ask the developers why they focus on iOS, the majority of their responses will swirl around the following things:
Development on Android more expensive and takes longer, primarily because of the high fragmentation of devices and software.
IOS users are more beneficial in terms of monetization than those who use Android.
iOS is very popular in the US as a market that is familiar to American companies (in the whole world Android’s share is 85%, while in the US – a little less than 50%).
While there are these problems with fragmentation, monetization and popularity, the potential of Android seems to be too large, so as not to take it into account. McPherson interviewed three successful entrepreneurs developing mobile applications (two of San Francisco, one of New York City), about why developers still prefer iOS and Android as the title really can achieve a leading platform.
“In fact, it is a problem of perception. People think that the development on Android less profitable than iOS, that it is harder to monetize that there the fragmentation – the real suffering. Like it or not, depends on the perception of reality, because if Google does not establish communication with the developers in the near future (and do not get rid of functional weakness), such beliefs will exist for a long time “, – says the founder of Cezary & Co Caesar Petrzhak.
“The ability to effectively integrate Apple hardware, operating system and API for developers unprecedented. Just look at the Bluetooth technology with low energy consumption – it was available on iOS yet since the iPhone 4S, but on Android is still not widespread. Metal, Touch ID, and probably a third-party access to NFC: all examples of things that Apple could operate much easier than Android. For developers who are seeking to expand the scope of modern technologies, iOS platform more attractive, while Android continues to play catch-up, “- says the founder and former CEO of Massive Health Sata Kamal.
“Mysterious monetization platform with an incomprehensible, which is used by only the poor. None of your friends are not using it. Press, whose opinion you care about, it does not. Seems to work with it takes you thousands of hours that have been spent on the development of the original iOS-app. In this light, easy to understand why we want to believe that the launch on iOS – the best solution, “- says a graduate of Y Combinator Kim Jong-moon.
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