“In the current mobile climate, apps can make or break a platform. Just ask Blackberry. While Android phone manufacturers can undercut Apple on price, it is in this app ecosystem that I believe Apple still has a major advantage over its key competitor,” Charlotte Henry writes for The Mac Observer.
“The unified nature of iOS means developers know that if their app works on one iOS device, it more or less works for all users (iPad/iPhone scaling and old model limitations both accepted),” Henry writes. “With Android, developers have the double whammy of having to build for, and test across, multiple operating systems as well as multiple hardware setups.”
Henry writes, “Quite simply, it is significantly easier to design and build a successful single Apple flavoured app than to make sure your app works in a variety of Android flavours.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]