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Why Developers Still Target iOS Ahead Of Android
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Andolasoft
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Andolasoft,
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2/29/2012 | 11:32:11 AM
re: Why Developers Still Target iOS Ahead Of Android
Demand for Smartphone applications are growing largely. Android and IOS has become the market share leaders in mobile application development. Among the 56 countries of world, Android is leading in 35 of them and achieved 48% global market Share. The open source strategy of android is the important factor for its success.
goman
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goman,
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12/20/2011 | 8:33:44 PM
re: Why Developers Still Target iOS Ahead Of Android
Interesting comment mrarick. What I suspected. I also figured that once an app is developed in Obj C that it would be fairly easily converted for Android. Is there some tool that converts code?
mrarick
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mrarick,
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12/20/2011 | 1:58:24 PM
re: Why Developers Still Target iOS Ahead Of Android
It's the tools stupid! Android development tools are horrible to work with. They're slow, cumbersome, hard to setup, and the emulator is worthless. Apple's tools are polished and snappy so learning a new language (Objective C) was simple compared to dealing with all of Android's drawbacks.
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mhill616,
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12/20/2011 | 2:13:06 AM
re: Why Developers Still Target iOS Ahead Of Android
Actually, the marketshare for the iPhone increased from 2010 to 2011 by 38% compared to a decrease in share of 14% from 2009 to 2010 according to NPD.

In contrast, Android's marketshare growth is now plateauing having dropped from 367% in 2010 to only 28% in 2011 (NPS).

Also, you are only counting the iPhone, while the iOS platform is far bigger with the iPod touch and iPad almost doubling the number of iOS devices out there.

With 250 million iOS devices sold versus 190 million Android, combined with the far more lucrative demographic who purchase Apple's devices, it is not surprising that iOS developers make 800% the income of Android devs.


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