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MacApple
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02/24/14 08:34 AM (6 years ago)

Market share alone is not the overriding factor

So much chat on the forums over the years about iOS, Android, BB and Windows. Many predicted right on these walls that iOS would be left crying in the corner while Google dominated, not so.

Good article below about the market and how it stands.

http://techland.time.com/2014/02/21/ios-vs-android-2/
 
nadthevlad
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02/24/14 08:47 AM (6 years ago)
#1 Reason: Developing for Android is a hassle.

The link in the article is a good one:
http://stevecheney.com/why-android-first-is-a-myth

"All of my conversations over the past year with Android developers, 3rd party dev shops, more mature startups developing on both platforms and investors confirm a simple hard reality: building and releasing on Android costs 2-3x more than iOS. This is due to a multitude of reasons: less sophisticated tools, generally more cumbersome APIs, fewer exposed advanced features, enormous QA issues brought on by fragmentation, etc. The rough rule of thumb is for every iOS engineer you actually need two Android engineers—or twice the development time."
 
KennedyE
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02/24/14 02:26 PM (6 years ago)
Android will Win in the long run, time will tell the truth...
 
chris1
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02/24/14 10:43 PM (6 years ago)
Good to know I'm not alone - glad to know I'm not alone in having Android take longer than iOS to do the same thing! lol. At least now I have a benchmark :)
 

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