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10 Key Differences Between Android And IoS App Development


Mobile apps are expected to generate over $935 billion in revenue by 2023. As per stats, 21% of Millennials open an app 50+ times per day. It’s no wonder that having a mobile presence has become imperative to survival.

So, if you have a brand and you want to scale your reach then mobile app is going to be your need.

The constant development in mobile technology has led to unprecedented growth in the number of mobile devices being used all over the world.

And you might struggle between your choice for the platform Android Vs IoS. So, here we are going to elaborate 10 key differences between Android and IoS app development.

Programming Languages Used


When android came into existence, Java was a prime programming language that was used to develop mobile applications. With the inclusion of react native framework the development has eased out but java is still preferred to code for android. 

IOS has induced the latest development into its programming languages list by adding Swift.

Comparatively swift is faster, easier to code than Java. It allows iOS apps to be developed faster with Swift programming language.

Android on the other hand launched JDK in providing a wholesome environment for app development.

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2. Integrated Development Environment (IDE) availability 


At the start, android presented developers with Eclipse tool that was the Integrated Development Environment(IDE). 

A few years back Google presented its highly optimized and capable IDE named Android Studio that came enabled with the latest architecture comprising cross-platform, in-built packaging, debugging, and allowing developers to scale up the mobile application development.

iOS platform developers use Xcode for application development providing a highly productive environment for building apps for all iOS-based devices.

3. Operating System Implementations 


Screen & Resolutions: Apple has been constant with its screen sizes in the devices for iPhone, Ipad and Mac each of the devices have their own size but there are no or fewer variations involved. Whereas, Android has a multi-level of screen and resolutions that the devices come on with. 

iOS focuses on a retina display resolution termed as the best resolution available, android devices on the other hand comes at various resolutions raging in high-resolution clarity.

UI Interface: The UI interface of both Android and iOS differs significantly. Android comes with the options of customization as well as stock version allowing the device owners to customize the interface as per their requirements on the other hand iOS UI is handled by Apple making it sober and elegant.

Menu Bar: Google under its android offers the swipe/slide hamburger menu with tap and pull gesture, iOS brings its tab bar majorly on a swipe and home button tap option.

Home/Back button: Apple devices don’t come with a proper back button but an all-use home button that does the work of bringing you to the home screen. Android devices have the detailed structure of the buttons placed on the screen comprising of Home, Back, and Tab buttons. 

4. In-Demand for Audience


Both the platforms have their audience base and compete to provide the best of services to their audience. If talking about the stats android holds a major reach with its larger audience size. 

Android devices come in budget segments whereas iOS devices are comparatively higher in price and thus a large mass is unable to afford an iOS-based mobile device.

5. Monetization Marking


The Huge popularity and growing demand amongst the audiences have kept the inflow of Applications in the respective Google Play Store as well as Apple Store.

The Applications under android are dependent on their monetization with the earnings via ads whereas the applications under iOS apps monetization earning reflect on the in-app purchase.  

6. Complexity in Development


The Operating System fragmentation is a greater differentiating factor in comparison to the coding language development. 

Under android, there are a large number of devices with differing compatibility that are functional covering fast-paced as well as medium to slow-paced OS operability.

iOS has a limited number of devices and thus its fragmentation has a constant offering of majorly well functional and fast-paced devices. 

7. Fast-Paced Development


Android with its complex development architecture and integrations makes it a time-consuming task for the developers to create an application. Based on the estimate android applications take 30-40% longer to build than an iOS-based application.

8. Cost Analysis


Certain factors define the cost of development for a mobile application development these factors include business requirements, choosing the right platform be it Android or iOS, opting for a trusted development company. 

The cost estimates keep on fluctuating due to the rise in the time of development. More time needs more money.

9. The Deployment Saga


The deployment process for both Android as well as iOS distinguishes from one another. For deployment of an Android App in the Google Play Store is based on an automated testing procedure that requires less time in comparison to the iOS app to be deployed in the Apple store as it follows the procedure where the professional experts check upon and verify the Apps hence leading to increase in the time of deployment.

With android, if your application encounters some errors then it allows you to submit another version whereas in iOS the risk pertains for the App to get rejected.

10. Market Dominance


Smartphones, Tablets, PDAs are the devices that have been running under the Android and iOS operating systems. The market cap of collective devices sold under them is above 7 billion, with around 4.5 billion smartphones being sold across the globe. However, a large share of 55-60% of devices is running on Android.

How to Choose the right one: Android Vs iOS


Post going through and knowing about the differences that exist in developing both the related mobile application architecture respectively of Android and iOS. We have taken some key takeaways on the same.

If you are looking for starting up the development of your mobile apps, then iOS is the best suitable option with fast gaining revenue and lower cost of development.

If you are looking for a larger market to spread your app reach to the audience then Android development is what you shall opt for.

Under iOS development, you gain a significant learning curve right from start.

Android application development comes with more challenges for and also sources are less for profitable in-app earnings.

If your audience is based out of an emerging market under mobile technology then developing an android app is a far better step as it allows you to grow your reach.

The Conclusion

When opting for a platform to develop the mobile application it is highly recommended to be well aware of the different aspects of the available development architectures in the market.

It allows you to be more specific in your requirements and helps you to develop a well-planned mobile application for your business.

Although numerous companies are available for mobile apps development a leading organization that has significantly worked on creating some of the best mobile apps in both Android and iOS for enterprises under the domain of Automotive, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail is Hashstudioz Technologies.

Hashstudioz Technologies under its expert team of skilled developers in Android and iOS can help you out in the development of a leading mobile app for your enterprise. You can reach out to know more about the company and explore the opportunity for your mobile apps development.

Hope you have found this article helpful while making decision which platform to choose your next business idea. Hashstudioz has already delivered various app projects ranging from fleet management to on demand apps. Interested to check our app development services and various industry based apps delivered? Click here

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Sapna Sonee
A tech mind, who loves to craft content that may popup on the SERPs. RPA, engineering, travel industry, and the various management system topic comes under my belt. In spare time like to read & make friends. A believer in thought power. Ted talks lightens me up. Wish to share the stage someday! A helicopter mom who like to connect with humans!!

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