5. Development Cost and Time
The development cost is the developer fee into the development time taken to develop an app. The average time required to build iOS and Android apps is approximately the same but the time lies in testing.
Testing for Apple takes less time because it has fewer devices to run code. To provide a high-quality product and furnish full compatibility with a maximum number of devices, apple store already has strict guidelines. So, ios already have to follow all that to launch the app. Once the app is coded for all devices, it clears testing phase in less time.
Android dominates the market and has many users using play store on many devices on older versions. As a result, there are often more bugs to fix in Android apps than in iOS applications. Correspondingly, the cost of an Android project is generally higher as it takes more updates and releases even after launching the app.
The bottom line
When starting to develop your own mobile application, make sure you’ve gone through one of the most important considerations. But if your main motive is to earn money from the platform, App store is the right choice. Or in another case, if you are brand and want to develop an app to inform and keep your users updated of the business updates, android is better to reach the larger audience set. But then there is a third option called hybrid apps which requires to code once and deliver similar performance to both the audience. It’s less expensive, faster to build, and easier to maintain.
So, in case, you are planning to launch any of these, At diligence technologies, we provide premium customized services. And before we onboard you, we go through the phase zero process to understand your requirement to advise you accordingly.