We have entered the stage where iOS and Android are probing outside mobile, and there is much happening with respect to how the entire bio-network is developing.
When one asks what to consider in a mobile app development for one’s business, there is more to the platform wars than mobile. Firstly, Android is beginning to take off in non-mobile markets in a substantial manner. The active decoupling of Android from carriers for non-mobile markets, plus the abundance of tools with the current developer bio-network, will likely cement Android as the decisive open source operating system of the next decade.
For designers, Android look like it’s developing more towards a consumer performance, which in turn, delivers a crucial competitive opening in the mobile app space.
The question of which platform to support has more or less been addressed. That is, iOS and Android made up to 94% of smartphone sales last year, and there is little doubt that they will continue to control the market in years to come.
However, despite this dominance, many organisations utilise more than one platform at the same time, some using three or more platforms simultaneously. Although this strategy makes good sense, many businesses are finding resources scarce, and quite often, a choice has to be made.
For instance, which platform to support first with a new release or which platform to invest more time on when providing for an existing app?
Wireframe UI sketching an iPhone App
In my own world as I’m sketching a visual concept of screens within an iPhone App in development.
By FireFishMike on 2012-08-31 02:42:43