It wasn’t long ago that developers were more expected to concentration their efforts on iOS than Android since the comparable inlet of the hardware stage ensured that they could optimize their apps and pledge predicted user experiences. However, as Google voiced this week end that it was scarcely doubling the number of countries in that developers could sell paid apps by their Market, Appcelerator and IDC published a new consult of smartphone developers suggesting that loyalties were changeable rapidly to the open source OS.
According to Mashable ,
The results…indicate that Google’s Android stage continues to be where developers see the many long-term potential, primarily when powering multi-part variety of gadgets (read: over smartphone/tablet).
In fact, the hole between iOS and Android over “best long-term outlook” has widened an extra 10 points since June…[with] 58.6% of respondents [seeing] Android as having improved long-term standpoint as compared to 34.9% for iOS.
Herein, of course, lies the developers’ dilemma. Do you rise on a tight, well-loved OS for a considerable marketplace (i.e., Apple’s iOS) or do you rise in Android’s Wild West, navigating multi-part hardware and program platforms and many versions of the Android OS to potentially attain a ample incomparable audience? As the consult suggests, you may go is to latter. Android phones are bursting right away and all signs show that Android tablets that will vie truly good with the iPad are on the corner of creation tablets widespread computing devices.
For device makers, it’s something of a “build-it-and-they-will-come” paradigm. Bring those Android gadgets to market, infer that consumers will purchase them (and they will), and the developers will come. For its part, Google could do a ample improved work strong-arming its conduit and device producer allies to lower fragmentation and make the stage more mouth-watering for developers, but ultimately, the perfect size of the marketplace will be as well ample for developers to pass up. This week’s enlargement to add a full 26 countries with paid app encouragement is a leading step in the right direction.
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