Nowadays the situation on the software market is as follows: giant tech companies can allow themselves to hold developers on different platforms whereas smaller ones are made to focus on one platform.
Smartphones became a common thing in our life, but they’re all running on different operating systems, so which one should developers prefer?
Nowadays the situation on the software market is as follows: giant tech companies can allow themselves to hold developers on different platforms whereas smaller ones are made to focus on one platform. And it’s often a hard choice as one needs to analyze tons of information to make the right choice. Today we’re offering you a little help and counting down the advantages for software creators they get, choosing Android rather than iOS.
- Ability to be ported on other platforms
Applications on Android are written on the Java programming language which is very flexible and it means that the apps are very easy to port to a huge variety of devices, running on other operating systems.
- Android Studio as the main IDE
Another plus for developing apps on Android is the special IDE that allows a user to create an app very quickly. Earlier, when Android Studio wasn’t even created yet, developers were made to use other IDEs, but the release of Google’s IDE changed everything.
- Java programming language
Java is one of the most popular and the most powerful programming languages which is used to write applications for a long row of devices and operating systems like Windows or Linux. And at the same time, Apple uses Objective C to create apps for its devices.
- Google’s Play Store
Users can get new apps by using Google Play easily and the applications itself are updated and fixed as soon as users complain about some bug of the application. Moreover, users don’t need to input their password to install new apps from the store.
- The biggest share on the market
This is probably the main reason, why Android developers should choose Google’s Android rather than Apple’s iOS. According to the latest research, nearly 1.6 billion users use Android on their devices because of its advantages. To compare, iOS is used by 395 million users, Windows – 46 million and Blackberry – 45 million.