In Part 1 of this thread we started exploring the differences between the iOS and Android operating systems. These differences mean an application coded for one platform cannot be ported to the other without some serious code work. This makes it difficult to launch a mobile app across both of these platforms.
Perhaps you only want to market a single-OS app. Obviously, this limits your potential market, but it may be the best path for your particular situation. If, however, you’re considering multiple operating systems, you should consider the differences in the various systems as you start the development process. This could minimize recoding issues and make a multiple platform roll-out go much smoother.
Our last post summarized the first five differences you need to consider if you’re looking at multiplatform development. Here are five more:
Some of the differences between iOS and Android development can be more important than others, depending on the characteristics of your app idea and the market you want to reach. Hopefully, this two-part article gave you a feel for those differences and how they might impact development of your mobile app idea.
Mark M. Stetler is CEO of AppMuse and its related businesses: iPhoneAppQuotes.com, iPadApplicationQuotes.com, AndroidAppDevelopmentQuotes.com, and BlackberryAppDevelopmentQuotes.com. AppMuse is the Internet's leading provider of free app development quotes from experienced, pre-screened app developers for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry smart phones.More by stetler