Why app developers prefer iOS over Android?
Modern day App developers have many different paths to choose from. Most choose to go the Android Way or the IOS way. They have to make additional choices as well, like whether to make apps free for life or to have them interlinked with In-App purchases. Any developer – novice or experienced, will face these questions time and again – and retain the same answer every time. Be aware that this opinion is not based on the hardware or the end user experience or preference. Rather, is based on the features a developer enjoys.
- IOS makes it secure
The IOS operating system makes it impossible to penetrate into the written code. (Compared to Android, where one can actually go deep and reverse the code and fetch details out of the executable!) An IOS code cannot be refracted, nor can it be opened up. An Android code can be unzipped and the assets scooped out. Which one seems more secure?
- IOS has automated Platform Updates
The first and the foremost distinguishing factor between Android and IOS is that it is proprietary. Apple owns the technology behind the hardware, the OS and the marketplace. Apple controls the hardware and OS which is shipped out from time to time. Thus, a developer needs to simply keep himself abreast with a given limited set of permutations offered. He does not have to worry about the diffused providers of hardware and OS vendors, as it has happened in the Android Market.
- Control over the language and the IDE for development
IOS has its own proprietary Objective C language, Swift language and XCode versions of coding platforms. These are finite in number and versions. They belong to just one shop! On the contrary, the Android could have different versions of Java, NDK and IDEs (which could work on one platform very well, but unpredictable on the other!)
- IOS has a crisp user interface
The IOS developer forum has access to a variety of versatile libraries or pods which can be installed very easily. These libraries will let the developer introduce intuitive UI and UX features – a basic feature that keeps the Iphone user always hooked on to the framework.
The IOS user interface is made up of simplistic and easy to navigate controls. This is a very important feature for all those developers who want their users to have a perfectly set stage for their app’s showcase. By and large, the UI and UX make the most important part of a mobile experience. Developers have direct access to such tools that make it absolutely easy to create consistent and yet functionally broad-vision apps.
- IOS App Market is more purchase oriented
The iTunes market is the only host for apps for the IOS market. That keeps a tight control on security. Through ITunes, most of the apps being sold are through purchases and in-purchases. The IOS market is not driven by advertisements. A developer can see direct revenue for his work through the feedback of serious buyers. This market is not driven by advertisements for revenue. There is no similar feeling like that of seeing liquid cash in the bank account from direct end-users, compared to the money provided through ad-integrators.