iPhone App Development is still going stronger than Android App Development

As a mobile application development company, we get to see the trends as they happen. We get the calls and queries straight from the customers and we don’t need to wait for the technology mainstream media to tell us what the latest trend is.

With the strong market penetration of the Android Os’s and Phones, we were anticipating a growing demand for Android Application Development, a demand so big that it will surpass the iPhone Application Development demand. Although, we can see that many of our clients do own Android devices, the main demand for Apps Development is still for the iPhone platform.

We were surprised to see that despite the change in customers mobile purchase choices around the world, (for example, in Asia the use of Android is much higher than the use of iPhones) the demand for iPhone Application Development Companies, was still much higher than an Android Development companies.

When a client asked us to develop a Mobile Application, we were first asked whether we can develop an iPhone Application and then adapt it to the Android platform.

iOS-Apps

We decided to run a quick survey to get a better idea and ask our customers two questions:
1. What Os are you using?
2.Why do you choose to develop on this specific platform?

The answer to question number 1 was surprising about 55% were iPhone users and 45% were Androids. This of course couldn’t explain why there was such a demand for iPhone Application Development
The answer to question number 2 was even more surprising it was about Money! Our clients wanted to develop a mobile app they can monitise on. Which means an App they can sell and that users will download for actual money. They figured that since Android devices are much cheaper than iPhone devices, than the iPhone users will be willing to pay for the mobile applications we developed for them.
Simple but does make a lot of sense…