Android smartphones and iPhones have always been in competition since when the big battle between Samsung and Apple started way back in 2012. Regardless of the hardware disparity, analysing the number of apps available in both stores, especially for the customer who’s still looking after a new smartphone, could be the breaking point.
By breaking down the app’s availability with numbers and data, it’s clear the fact that Android has more apps available nowadays, due to the fact that those generally don’t require a licensing process, which, on the other hand, is required in order to place an app on the iOS native store. With that being said, let’s break this down in more detail.
Availability Doesn’t Mean Everything
When it comes to the number of apps available on the market, especially gaming-related, the android store has many unlicensed ones: bootleg apps are, in fact, what separates the Android Store from the App Store, with examples ranging from maps to gaming (as said above, with franchises like Pokemon and Digimon being the most copied ones).
In order to better understand the matter, we can easily state the fact that Fornite is the app with the highest revenue in the history of the App Store. With that in mind, many iOS app development companies and android app development ones started to act accordingly, implementing microtransactions as a core part of their coding process.
In The End, Who’s The Winner?
Both and none of them. Comparing these two stores is an incredibly hard task and even if they have their differences, everything heavily relies on the user and customer’s experience. With many new trends in app development, such as VR and AR, we will see which one of the two will be able to better deliver in the near future.