What Other App Ecosystems can Learn from Android

By: R srivastav


The Android mobile marketplace is thriving. Over 800,000 apps are currently live on Google Play, the OS's app store, and over 900 million devices use Android. Over 48 billion apps have been downloaded, and over two billion app are downloaded every month.

The once fragile Apple OS competitor has clearly come into its own. Powered by a huge ecosystem of devices and an open culture that lets anyone make and upload apps, Android is fast matching up to Apple.

Both companies have cited crossing over 800,000 third-party programs, and in terms of app quality, Android is slowly matching up to the iOS. In terms of market share, Android is pretty much leading the smartphone race.

Software Developers UK - SDI provides extensive insights into the Android app development success story, providing the perspective as developers who have extensively developed Android app.

Free for all

Only Apple can make an iOS enabled device. This was once their biggest strength, and now is its biggest weakness. In comparison, Android has piggybacked on the Samsung success story, and discretely became the OS of choice. All Google had to do was keep enhancing security - it's open nature did the rest for itself.

Light

From the highest of high-end price tags to a phone a teenager saves up for by scraping his allowance, Android works across devices easily. As HTC has shown with HTC Sense, Android can be easily customized to enhance functionality and overall mobile experience. †From tablets to notebooks, Android can be tinkered with and modified for a variety of services.

Constantly evolving
With the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini, it is abundantly clear that Apple had to play catch up on the preference for large screens that are sweeping the mobile segment (and in fact, have created the "Phablet" category). The Google Glass project has already begun live testing, and is possibly the next biggest revolution in the mobile phone experience after the iPhone.

Free or Freemium

iOS users often cite the tendency for the best apps to be paid. In comparison, Android developers are constantly enhancing functionality, or offering stripped down versions of well known apps, and are open to working with other developers.
BlackBerry is clearly a target audience for this school of thinking - the sheer limitation in apps is often mocked by both Android and iPhone users.

Can be ported easily

The developer community is founded on the principle of constantly tinkering with technology. Android, for example can be ported to the the Raspberry Pi, a pocket-sized, single-board computer. the Pi was developed for teaching computer science in schools, and is now used for everything from sending into space for photography to other innovative uses. Androidís fluid nature makes it an agreeable part of the open source culture and that makes Android app development a smooth task for developers.

Developing revolutionary apps for Android is the forte of Software Developers UK- SDI Get in touch with us today to understand how we can help your business harness the immense potential of Android and make you zoom ahead of your peers.
For more on Android App Development solutions, Call 020 3617 1881 or write to us at [email protected]

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Developing revolutionary apps for Android is the forte of Software Developers UK- SDI Get in touch with us today to understand how we can help your business harness the immense potential of Android and make you zoom ahead of your peers. For more on Android App Development solutions, Call 020 3617 1881 or write to us at [email protected]

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