iOS and Android Development - What is the Difference?

If you were to do a survey and ask every iOS user, that entered your website, if they would ditch his/her iPhone or iPad for an Android he/she would probably choose the option 'highly unlikely'.  The same thing would apply for an Android user. They would probably not want to live a single day in the iOS world. Knowing what your users like and dislike is important, especially when it comes to iOS and Android development.

Here are a few differences between iOS and Android Development:


iOSoffers iMessage
Android offers Google Hangouts

Voice Commands:

iOS has Siri
Android has Google Now

Video Chat:

iOS offers Facetime
Android offers Google Hangouts

Latest Releases:

iOS 7.0
Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie


iOS is available iniPhone, iPod Touch, Apple TV and iPad
Android is available in Samsung, HTC, Kindle Fire, LG - including several tablets and phones.

Supported call features:

iOS - provides call-back reminder, do not disturb mode and auto-respond
Android - just hasAuto-respond


iOS - Only in NotificationCenter
Android- Yes

Source model:

iOShas closed and open source components
Android - Open source


iOS - C, C++, Objective-C
Android- C, C++, java

OS family:

Android- Linux

Open Source:

iOS-  kernel only
Android - kernel, ui, and a few standard apps

Interesting Fact:. According to statistics, iOS users tend to be slightly more affluent and younger than most Android users.

Approximately, 19 percent of iPhone users are between the age of 18-24 compared to 16 percent of Android users.

In America, 41 percent of iPhone users have an income level of $100k compared to 24 percent of Android users. This is something to consider when developing your mobile app.

Do you have questions about NYC Web Design iOS and Android development? Feel free to contact us or call: 718.984.0500 for a quote and consultation.

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