In the present day scenario, it’s safe to say that a man without a smartphone almost doesn’t exist. Now, that might seem like a bit of exaggeration but you get the drift, eh?
Smartphones have become such an integral part of our lives that most of us can’t even go a day without using one. And, at the heart of these devices are apps — in short for applications. So, if you have been planning to develop mobile applications, be it consumer or enterprise, this is really the time to finally make it happen.
But, before you go any further, you have a huge decision to make. That is, to choose the platform you’re going to build your app for: Android or iOS? Now, both the platforms offer a different set of advantages but in this article, we will only be talking about the ones that Android has to offer. So, without any further ado, let’s get started.
Okay, this one is quite obvious.
Android, needless to say, has higher penetration than any other mobile operating systems currently (roughly 85% market share according to an IDC report). What this essentially means is that your app has a relatively higher chance of reaching out more users. Well, that’s a pretty good incentive to get started, isn’t it?
Android is an open source software meaning you can straight up customize the source code without having to pay any royalty which might not be the case with other operating systems. Also, if we were to add, there are tons of open source libraries and free tools available for Android out there which could really help you develop a superior product at minimal cost. Speaking of which…
If you’re coming from a small business or an upstart and can’t afford to invest a lot, well, Google has you covered. It charges a one-time $25 fee for a Google Play Developer Console account through which you can distribute your app. In contrast, Apple charges a $99 fee for one year of membership.
Less painful overall
In comparison to iOS, Android doesn’t have as many restrictions so as to what you can do and can’t with your app. That’s one less thing to worry about, innit? Also, getting access to the host devices’ hardware is relatively simpler in Android when compared with iOS.
Besides, app approval process in Android (Play Store) is pretty straightforward and has no strict policies like Apple’s App Store. The approval time too, is also very less when it comes to Android apps.
So what are you waiting for? Go start the development already!
And, should you need any help in the process, feel free to contact Magure Softwares. With a group of industry experts, we at Magure Softwares constantly strive to develop quality apps while sticking to the deadlines. We will certainly be happy to help you get your idea come to fruition.