On June 29, 2007, Steve Jobs started a new revolution, a new wave of opportunities in mobile development by introducing the first ever iPhone to the world. Its competitor platform Android was released almost a year later. At present, the top two leading mobile platforms in the world are Android and iOS. As an entrepreneur, you would be struggling with the dilemma of choosing between developing an iPhone app or Android app for your startup. Not to worry, I am here to clear your doubts and give the factual reasons why iPhone app development is a better choice for you, from a business perspective.
There are more than 700 million iPhone currently in use across the world from which more than 216 million units were sold in 2017 alone. Since its inception, Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones. This makes iOS platform the second most preferred mobile OS platform with 33.5% of global users. This percentage may seem less in quantity compared to Android but there is a reason why having 33.5% global users is better than dominating the market with the majority.
Even with this minority, Apple’s App Store earns double revenue compared to Google’s Play Store. This unimaginable statement stands true only because of a particular type of customer-base that Apple has created for itself.
Why Is Developing iPhone App Better For Your Startup?
Besides the amazing brand that Apple has created for its iPhone market which guarantees you a very promising customer base, there are many other factors that directly benefit your business startup. With iPhone app development service you can build an online food delivery startup, mobile payment gateway app, online taxi service startup, beauty salon, E-commerce store and anything coming in between.
Apple became more than just a company; it transformed itself into a lifestyle brand which gives people the best features and functionality in its iPhone.
This approach created a very loyal customer-base that always opts for iPhone over any other Smartphone. This gives you a surety of fulfilling your target audience quota.
More Spending Users
The one big reason why Android holds the majority of customers is because most of its apps are free. This may be good for the customers but not as good for the startup companies as they have to find other means to get paid for their mobile apps. Whereas the iPhone users are more open towards spending money on paid apps. This is the reason why Google’s Play Store only earns half of Apple’s App Store revenues. So developing iPhone app for your startup is better as you will get direct revenue from paid apps and that too, from the moment your app hits the market.
Why Choose iPhone App Development over Android
iPhone app development takes quite less time compared to Android app development and the main reason for this is no need for fragmentation in developing iPhone apps. Fragmentation is when you need to make apps comply with all the older versions of the OS of the mobile platform. As Android has many older versions still running in the market they need to build the app complying with the older OS version which is not a big problem for Apple as they have very fewer versions of OS running due to continuous OTA updates that Apple keeps sending to all its iPhone units.
The variance of devices that use Apple’s iOS is limited because Apple builds its own software and hardware. While an Android app has to be designed to fit all the models of every mobile company that uses its OS. Hence the cost of developing iPhone app is lower than Android as they need to work with a limited variance of devices. The fragmentation discussed above is again a big factor affecting the cost of the mobile app development as building more versions of the app for older OS’ increase the cost of Android app drastically.
The policies of Apple’s App Store are very strict in comparison to Google’s Play Store hence developing an iPhone app for company product or service guarantees more security than an Android app. The approval policies of iPhone’s App Store may be tougher than Play Store but with a good iPhone app development company, you can easily get into Apple’s App Store.
Meeting Both Ends
The Software (iOS) and Hardware (iPhone) both are made by Apple, so they seamlessly together giving the best experience in developing iPhone apps. Wherein, Android app developments have to adjust according to all the mobile devices and hence become less functional compared to iPhone app development service. Apple has complete freedom of making changes to the Software according to its hardware and vice versa. This gives a lot more features to an iPhone app.
You can keep on working with your iPhone app and add new features to it as Apple hosts more number of updates for all its apps and software. This enables you to always give new features to your customers, impress them regularly with your services and stay ahead in the game.
- Add social sharing options like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in your app to encourage your users to share your company app with friends and family. This could become your main source of advertisement.
- You can let other companies advertise their service or product on your app and receive monthly revenue from such advertisements. But remember not to overdo this, as this may lead your customers away from you.
- Leave feedback box in your app to make your customers feel that you respect their suggestions and keep improving your app from these feedbacks.
This blog was written in hopes to give you the true facts and benefits of choosing iPhone app development services to make your startup app. After all this discussion now you may be looking for a suitable company to help you make your dream iPhone app. It’s of utmost importance to find the correct iPhone app development team who can understand your vision for the app and make that vision a reality.
Paresh Sagar is the CEO of Excellent Webworld , IoT, Web and Mobile App Development Company that helps startups and enterprises to enable mobility solution. He’s an avid blogger and writes on all the latest technology trends.