Creating app for Android/iOS?

by WarriorFormula 43 replies
I want to make a application to surf my site/keep people updated about new products in my site. The release of iphone 5 has given some heat in the apple store and android play store. So, I was wondering should I go for Android OS app development or iOS app development so that I will cover more customers? What are your suggestion on this?
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesColin
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    Personally I have android and I think more people have android (many brands and models, cheaper also) than iphone. But may depends on your site's audience,, if it's a site about iphone, then.. :-)
    Also might be best to invest into a mobile version of your site, and then make 2 tutorials on how to create a shortcut on their mobile's desktop. Assuming most visitors have a 3G unlimited plan, but might not be the case yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author shoopt
    Originally Posted by WarriorFormula View Post

    I want to make a application to surf my site/keep people updated about new products in my site. The release of iphone 5 has given some heat in the apple store and android play store. So, I was wondering should I go for Android OS app development or iOS app development so that I will cover more customers? What are your suggestion on this?
    Hey WarriorFormula
    The platform of the app depends upon the services offered by you. If you are providing information that should be regulated among lot of people I will suggest you to make an android app and if you are selling something I will suggest you to target iPhone users, as in latest surveys it is found that people using iPhone and iPad are making much more purchase compared to other mobile platform.
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    • Profile picture of the author AUKev
      Consider one of the platforms that will allow you to publish to both ios and Android. Without much detail on the app you are trying to develop it is difficult to offer a solution.

      Many solutions can be done with something like BiznessApps or Seattle Clouds. Write once, deploy on multiple platforms. Check out the WSO section as there are a number of products available where people are offering reasonable development options as part of their white labeling of BA or SC.
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      • Profile picture of the author malchiang
        IOS users are proven to monetise better
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  • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
    WarriorFormula,

    This is a borderline religious issue....... "Native" vs. "non-native".... I recently read where a couple big companies totally scrapped their "native" apps...... All the code for different devices became a real pain...

    They went to PhoneGap. You should check it out!


    Developing with PhoneGap gives you the freedom to create mobile applications for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Palm WebOS, Bada and Symbian using the web code you know and love: HTML, CSS and Javascript.
    God Bless,

    Rich
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  • Profile picture of the author LeanOn
    I think you should go iOS to purchase more, now it's the most effective way.
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  • Profile picture of the author MyNiches
    Personally, I say both.. Development costs can be higher, but are you in the business of developing content, or speculating on which mobile platform will be more popular a couple of years from now? I think there's enough of an audience on both, and it's fairly neck-to-neck (At least recently..) that I wouldn't want to leave out one or the other, to be honest.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarknLisa
    Before an app goes live, they have to be approved by Apple and Google Play - the two app stores. It's getting more difficult to have "apps for commercial use" approved by Apple. Google Play (Android) is far less difficult to get an approval and the approval turn-around time is much faster. I would "start" with an Android app simply because it'll be available and out in the market much faster than an iphone app. If you decide to move forward with an Apple app, I'd download a copy of their App Development requirements; study it; and design an app that is meeting those guidelines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tmark30
    I would advise you start with android because it is easier to get apps approved in google play.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tmark30
    It is easier to get our app approved in google play plus you can also market your android apps through amazon app store, so i would advise you start off with android.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorFormula
    Thanks for the great suggestions & tips, everyone. Will consider them.
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  • Profile picture of the author 4kristian34
    What is your purpose? Is it to acquire a larger audience to your site?
    Do you have a mobile optimized site already?
    I would just do an HTML5 app using a free APP service out there and then decide if you really wanna pursue an iOS or Android app if you have a need for it - analyze your traffic and see if most of the mobile traffic to your site is iOS or Android...
    my 2cents..
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  • Profile picture of the author Aweinerws
    I believe that the number of people using an Android OS phone is more than iOS phone. So I think that using an Android OS app development will be better than going for the other option. This will help you reach out to more customers online. However, I would like to get some views on my suggestions from others as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author sharonrandolphs
    Whether it's on an iOS or Android operating system system, cellular customers now take more time using applications than they do on the Web. Quantity Statistics found that cellular customers invest a typical of 94 moments of the day to applications, while they give just 72 moments to the Web.
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  • Profile picture of the author boilingstocks
    My Pick would be Android ! Bigger Market ! Bigger Sales ! Bigger Area of Promotion
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  • Profile picture of the author MoBuzz
    I think for the type of app you are wanting you should not have a problem using a program that produces an app for all devices at once. As other people have mentioned, getting into Google play is close to instant however the Apple store is a much different story.
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  • Profile picture of the author danieljackson09
    iOS is the Best compare to android. Though many having android phone, iOS is the best in terms of app. So what my suggestion is you can go with the iOS apps.
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  • Profile picture of the author weapon949
    appsgeyser.com is a great site to make apps on
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  • Profile picture of the author markmatthews
    I would suggest try first android then iOS. that way you see the difference
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  • Profile picture of the author leslieyoung
    I am an iPhone user so i know many people are using iPhone because most of my friends have iPhone but I noticed that Android also have lots of user these days so i think they both have the same number of users.
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    mobile Apps are really necessary these days but you must find professional app maker, this is the problem
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  • Profile picture of the author wasel
    Built on both android and apple platform, although i think android users are increasing. Approval on google play store is definitely faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author Njenyus
    Originally Posted by WarriorFormula View Post

    I want to make a application to surf my site/keep people updated about new products in my site. The release of iphone 5 has given some heat in the apple store and android play store. So, I was wondering should I go for Android OS app development or iOS app development so that I will cover more customers? What are your suggestion on this?
    I would go for iOS first. I may be a bit biased, though. iOS users have been proven to have a greater desire to spend money.

    If you are definitely planning on developing for both platforms, I would look into a cross-platform tool like Appcelerator.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Albas
    Still, You are searching dynamic and talented mobile app developer? I am interesting
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  • Profile picture of the author shoopt
    Originally Posted by WarriorFormula View Post

    I want to make a application to surf my site/keep people updated about new products in my site. The release of iphone 5 has given some heat in the apple store and android play store. So, I was wondering should I go for Android OS app development or iOS app development so that I will cover more customers? What are your suggestion on this?
    Hey WarriorFormula
    If you are capable try building your app on "Phonegap" platform, the developed apps will support multi-platforms including iOS, android and others.
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  • Profile picture of the author gamescorpion
    @WarriorFormula: If you're planning to make solid money and are targeting US/UK markets, then iOS is definitely the way to go. More paying users on that end for sure. If you're looking to hit up the other markets of the world, especially Asia/Euro, then Android is a better bet (Most stuff is free to download on android). This is only if you are choosing one over the other. If you build an HTML 5 Phone App via some of the tools already mentioned, then you'll be able to hit both markets. You can choose to go Native or non-native, but Native gets you into the app stores which is more of an official "APP" look and feel. However that is totally up to you.

    Hope that helps!

    Abhinav
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  • Profile picture of the author Aweinerws
    Its better to have an app for both Android OS app development and iOS app development. Both of them covers different market segments so there is a chance of getting a greater number of customers from different segments.

    Do let me know if it has helped and all the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author biggenius
    I provide app Development Services. From my xp , you need Multiplatform app which runs on all mobile OS.
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  • Profile picture of the author IamGretar
    Go with iOS, I've had iPhone's and Android devices and the amount of junk apps in the Play Store is to much and there are way to many developers. In the Apple app store you must pay $99 to become a developer and they don't accept the junk apps. And if people can afford to buy the iPhone a .99$ app for them is nothing.
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    • Profile picture of the author MobiDev
      Thus you are developing the mobile app for your customers, you need to discover what devices your target audience uses. Depending on the country you can find out whether they prefer iOS or Android StatCounter Global Stats - Browser, OS, Search Engine including Mobile Market Share In general, they both have their pros and cons you should keep in mind.
      Apple iOS is a platform running Apple hardware (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad).
      Pros: Quality and reliability
      - High market share
      - Widest range of applications
      - Stability in development
      Cons: Limitations in use
      - High prices
      - Limited choice of devices


      Google Android is a young and fast-growing platform known for its extensive openness to software developers.
      Pros: Highest market share
      - Openness and flexibility in use
      - Rapid development
      - Wide range of devices and applications
      - Integrated Google services
      Cons:
      - Short lifecycle of OS versions
      - High energy consumption
      - Malware vulnerability
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    If you have doubt and wanna cover more clients , I rather to use a platform with all type of output for different OS like PhoneGAP.
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  • Profile picture of the author attrecto
    You need to reach almost ALL of your visitors on mobile too, so the only acceptable answer is BOTH. There are plenty of solutions where you can make cross platform or native mobile apps, for example the before mentioned appgeyser, or PhoneGap which make apps from HTML codes. Or for the native solutions theres InstApp (in my signature) where you can easily make native iPhone and Android apps without a single line of code. It's your choice, but there are plenty reasons against the HTML, and HTML based soultions (no push, no offline mode, not so nice and smooth UI and UX...)
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  • Profile picture of the author Sebastian8
    Maybe i could help you out with the appcreation, depending on the app type!
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  • Profile picture of the author flash3435
    If it's a free app, then I would suggest Android. If it's a paid app, then I would suggest iOS.
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    I can make apps for you at cheap rates. If interested, contact me.
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  • Profile picture of the author networkempire
    Go for android apps as they are more cheaper than the iPhone apps and also as android is an open source mobile platform, developement of android apps is a much better option.
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    You can pm me if you want to learn how to become an app developer easily.
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    • Profile picture of the author nisiwi
      For some time now iOS has been the main focus for a lot of developers because most users of apple products (it being a premium product) were more inclined to purchase apps.

      However with more people adopting strategies like free apps to generate revenue it makes Android (which has been neglected by developers) an ideal target platform.

      Ultimately the work you do early on in researching your market to understand what people are prepared to pay for (or download for free) will help you develop the right app and the best marketing approach.

      The link to the free guide below gives you a good overview of the process and provides details of open source apps that you can use to learn and develop for iOS / iPhone / iPad and an update for Android is coming out shortly.

      Hope its useful to you: How To Market Mobile Apps For iPhone / iPad That Makes You Money
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  • Profile picture of the author STG
    you should check out appitoday.com they provide an easy way to create an app.
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  • Profile picture of the author samratkafle
    i Ads are great way to earn money what you can do is design a concept and hire coders and pay them for your app... and then submit that app to app store and then ... wait for approval... that's coolest way to make money and its all passive ..
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