Eastpoint Software iOS and Android Mobile App Development Services Company Cambridge, London and UK

By: eastpointsoftware  12/02/2015
Keywords: Eastpoint Software, Mobile App Development, Mobile Apps Development, iOS Mobile App Development, iOS

As we’ve discussed before, mobile phone apps can be created for Android, iOS (iPhones etc), or both, as well as for other (less used) devices. When building an app this is a fundamental question, and a decision you will likely make early on in the project. Should I build my app for iPhone or Android? What are the statistics – which is most used? As we’ve discussed before, mobile phone apps can be created for Android, iPhone, or both, as well as for other (less used) devices. In the UK, both Android and iOS are popular, but slightly more people are on Android. It is understood to have overtaken iOS devices in 2012. So pick Android then? Maybe, although there are other factors to consider. Android is used over a huge variety of devices and brands. So in theory, that’s a huge amount of devices to test. In reality, just like with iPhone, you can chose which devices you want to make your app available to. It doesn’t mean it can’t be used on other devices, it just means you are not marketing your app as supported/tested on all phone, just specific ones. Obviously, if you already know your target market closely, or perhaps have a customer that has already explained that the app will be used on iPads, your decision is made for you. Are iPhone apps or Android apps cheaper to develop? Let assume you’re picking between either a purely iPhone or Android app (ie, you’re doing one or the other only). Is one cheaper to develop than the other? You would probably expect the app development to be roughly the same. However, resources needing for testing can be different. There are a finite iPhones and iPads to test on within the Apple brand. Android is used over a huge variety of devices and brands. So in theory, that’s a huge amount of devices to test. In reality, just like with iPhone, you chose which devices you want to make your app available to. It doesn’t mean it can’t be used on other devices, it just means you are not marketing your app as supported/tested on all phone, just specific ones. Is there a way to build one app and adapt it to suit both Android and iOS? Yes, there is. The benefits are clear – reach more people for less money. The downside is that, since the app needs to work across two platforms, there will most likely be some compromise involved. There more about this in our previous article about hybrid apps, plus some more on Android and iOS. Other types of app: While iOS and Android are the most popular systems that apps are built for, others include Blackberry and Microsoft. We are Eastpoint iOS and Android Mobile Application Development Cambridge, London and UK. Our clients, and prospective clients, often ask about the benefits of developing an app in Android or iOS (iOS is also known as Apple or iPhone). Other options include Windows apps and Blackberry apps (although I would say less people enquire about those). If you have any questions and are looking for mobile app development, please give us a call on 01223 690164 or Mail Us [email protected] Our tech team love building apps, and are keen to take on new projects. Visit us: https://www.eastpoint.co.uk/Mobile-Apps/

Keywords: Eastpoint Software, Mobile App Development, Mobile Apps Development, iOS Mobile App Development, iOS

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