Android vs iOS app development // April 7, 2014
Some choice nuggets:
- Building and releasing on Android costs 2-3x more than iOS
- Android has less sophisticated tools and more cumbersome APIs.
- By building for two years’ worth of Android (as we did originally with 4.0+), you’ll support about 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone install base. Removing 4.0-4.1 support leaves you with one year’s worth of OS compatibility, and that number drops to 12.5 percent.