“You might think app design is app design, whether the software is being developed for iOS or Android,” Christina Bonnington reports for Wired. “But, in fact, creating highly polished, elegant-looking apps is simply easier to do when developing for iOS. That’s the prevailing conventional wisdom among developers who code for both platforms.”

“Design is built into Apple’s DNA. Google’s legacy, on the other hand, is search,” Bonnington reports. “So it’s not too difficult to guess which platform places a higher premium on app U.I. and aesthetics — and which platform makes it easier to create beautiful software.”

Bonnington reports, “Take a look at the factors that contribute to Google’s second-class status. First, there’s fragmentation… Developer tools and documentation are also less robust in the Android space… iOS developers simply have more tools to implement intriguing, unique design.”

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MacDailyNews Take: When all is said and done, Android will end up being about as interesting as the mythological Linux on the desktop; a footnote buried in the dustbin of history.

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