The market of smart phones is truly captured by two main giants of the industry i.e. Apple’s iPhone and Smart Phones integrated with Google’s Android Operating System. Both of these have millions of apps in their respective app store and today we are going to compare these two stores. The iPhone App store and the Android’s Play store (formerly Android Market). Well there is a lot of difference between the two on the basis of their Quality, Sales and functionality but in general the App store has a better experience than the play store.
There are huge amount of apps in the App store mostly of them has excellent quality but in Play store you don’t have much freedom and also some of these apps are low quality even some may harm your OS to a slight extent. While comparing first you have to open both of the stores, you may find similarities among them.
On the App store you’ll find several options like app of the week, game of the week and featured apps. Along with this the searching options are quite sophisticated for example if you choose genius option in the search preferences it will retrieve all the apps that will help you increase your memory. On the play store the interface is pretty smooth and there are also categories like games, featured apps, free apps and paid apps, the best part of PlayStore is most of the apps are free.
In Apps store the developers need approval from App store before launching their app, developers have to strictly follow the guidelines of App store, while in the Play Store developers do not require approvals and therefore can easily upgrade and release their apps. This the major problem faced by iOS developers and Apple’s ever changing policies further cause trouble to the developers.
Another key difference between both iOS and Android is, Android OS is an open source therefore there is no licensing issues for developers to build apps for PlayStore.
This absolutely zero obstacles policy of Android is attracting more and more developers and the Play store is increasing rapidly but to keep them free makes less cut for developers. While in App Store many apps are paid or the full versions are paid therefore its more likely a money making platform.
Todays’ trend for brands is to sustain their existence in both markets. Ignoring any of the platforms will make them partially productive. So if you want to head up in striving market today you need a full thrust which can’t be leveraged by ignoring any of these platforms.