From the 0.9 preview SDK to the latest version of Android 4.0, Android marked a journey of rapid development manifesting its talent in the global market. Casting off some of the leading mobile business organizations, Android mobile application development acquired the second largest market share globally. A lot changed since 2007; however, one thing that hasn’t is the rapid pace at which new tools, resources and information are being available to developers.

So far, Android has been supportive. It launched its first set of classes to demonstrate best practices behind building great apps. Moreover, experts are constantly working towards helping developers through its latest Android design site. The site includes comprehensive information and the list of do’s and don’ts while creating an app for Android and multiple platforms. Along with constant instructions to developers about its new features, the site also makes sure that Android developers from the world over should connect and post tips to solidify the platform’s base. Google Hangout is now available for Android community to help them all interact closely.

If you ask developers which platform is better, the iPhone or Android, developers reply saying “it depends”. Although Android has a major demand and half the market share, the preferable platform for application development depends on three major factors: Ease of development, application approval and revenue generation.

Apple or Android Application Development: Ease of Development

Android is a Java-dependent platform that allows people with Java background develop with ease. However, iPhone adopts the much older Objective C language, which is comfortable and easy to apply even in the most complex scenarios. Remember, Java collects the garbage for you, but in case of iPhone, you have to clean it manually.

According to the CEO of DoApp, a third-party developer of branded mobile apps, Android causes fragmentation. According to him, different phone makers style the UI in a different way; therefore, creating an Android app compatible with all its versions and backward compatibility is possible, but time consuming. On the contrary, iPhone provides hardware uniformity.

Market Acceptance

While iPhone takes a long time to approve the application, Android’s procedure is rather simple and quick. iPhone has an arbitrary strategy for approval or disapproval of the app and abruptly takes it off from the market with no intimation or appropriate reasoning. In case of Android, everything is acceptable by default due t its open market nature. However, Android reserves the right to pull.

Getting the Sale

Apple or iPhone market remains effective. Once an app enters the iPhone market, it app monetizes rapidly. The Apple store is well-managed and acts as a game-changer for many. When surveyed for Android marketplace, about 82 percent people said that the marketplace doesn’t have an effective design due to which many apps go unnoticed.

The mobile industry is occupied with two giants—Apple and Android development company. Rest, including Windows and Blackberry, are finding it hard to sell their devices and are constantly thriving for space. Those developers keen on writing applications for multiple platforms must start with iPhone.

Author's Bio: 

Grey Matter India (GMI) Technologies Pvt. a leading IT services and solutions provider that excels at providing Android mobile application development and other mobile applications development.