The most popular and powerful mobile platforms are Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Both have advantages and disadvantages and many developers decide to create apps for both. Sometimes it is difficult for app developer to create apps compatible with both platforms. This article will compare these two operating systems in an attempt to decide which one is better.

Google Play Store

Google Play store was formally known as Android Market and it was released for the first time in 2008. It allows users to browse and download apps published through Google.

  • Advantages:

The submission process is fast and it gives a lot of freedom to developers in terms of the general editorial content of the apps. When a developer publishes an app on Google Play Store, he or she can start building a customer base and raising a successful business. The initial cost is only 25$, which makes it less expensive than others.

  • Disadvantages:

Sometimes Google Play Store’s freedom can be difficult for app developers, because they could ack guidance of what steps they need to take.

Android developers are pretty competitive and it is very difficult for a new one to enter the market and be successful.

Most apps are free of charge, which means that the developer has to think of alternative ways of making money from the app.

iOS Apple Store

This app was published in 2001 and since then it has been operated by Apple.

  • Advantages:

This market place makes apps more visible on the market for developers. The initial registration is not expensive and the app review team instructs the developer carefully.

  • Disadvantages:

It is very difficult to get approved by the iOS App Store. It is a long process and it can be frustrating for beginners. Another disadvantage is that the competition level is high and most categories are already saturated.

In conclusion, both platforms have good and bad parts, it is up on the developers to decide which one is a perfect match for him/her.

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