While we can occasionally read articles on tech blogs about ''how and why I dropped iOS in favor of Android'' (or vice versa), in many cases people tend to stick to the platform of their choice. As for software/startup owners, iOS is preferred over Android as the primary platform for development. As for software developers, you cannot tell for sure. Some people love the smoothness of iOS, some love the customizability of Android. We'd like to point out some general differences between average users of Android and iOS. Or maybe it's just the way we perceive them?
If a mobile app is your business, it has to be immaculately constructed and maintained, and launched in the right moment. You have a supporting website (perhaps even your own blog), ads and app store optimization, you have dedicated pages on social networks, media releases,and app review websites. But what else should you know and keep in mind to attract more users to your product?
Mobile development, like any other sub-field of IT, has lots of terms, which may be still obscure to you. Here we tried to select a number of terms, add our explanations to make a fun and informative read for you. Check the list so that nothing is missed.
An idea can be developed into a mobile startup through your personal business/organizational skills, a reliable team, careful planning, proper funding, and passion to struggle for what you do. Each of these constituents is required. But the most problematic one is arguably funding your software project.
We've all heard about iOS being the first and foremost target of most software owners and developers. The reasons may be different, for example, high opportunities of app monetization. Yet Android dominates worldwide in numbers, and can hardly be called something second to iOS. These two are completely different mobile platforms with completely different philosophies and approaches to software development.
Building a quality app and letting the world find out about it, is only part of the puzzle when you are trying to build a successful app business. You need to also make sure that your users have realised the value of your app and they keep opening it again, while figuring out a way to monetize the app so that you can earn enough money to cover your development, maintenance and marketing costs with the intent to eventually make significant profits.
Some businesses operate upon outsourcing. Some outsource their IT needs and focus on their core activities, which is a cost-effective solution for them. And some business people dislike the very idea of outsourcing for different reasons, including bad communication, poor quality of outcome, failed expectations, unreliability of the whole operation, and so on. Actually, like every debatable phenomenon, IT outsourcing has its myths and misconceptions which can be discussed, and where possible, busted. If you are hesitant about making outsourcing a part of your own business, these myths might convince you, whether to, or whether not to.
Google Play is not the one and only market for Android applications. Many people are incentivized to look for apps outside Google Play for a number of reasons. The main Android market is huge and popular, but on the other hand this makes new apps harder to discover. Alternative markets may include apps that were filtered out from Google Play, country-special apps, or simply be designed for special devices (such as Amazon Appstore).