What Prioritizes iOS for Mobile App Development?
iPhone has gained the reputation of being the most sophisticated device. From the first release, it created a niche name for itself as the device for high-end users. Now after evolving, the platform is the most targeted one for enterprise users and people who need smart mobile interaction for their businesses or personal use.
Besides the evolving ecosystem of devices that always keeps bringing cutting edge features, iOS earned revenue that surpassed any other mobile app platform on a year-to-year basis.
So, iOS has the highest concentration of business users and users with high paying capacity. This altogether makes iOS the ideal target platform for entrepreneurs worldwide. Here are some reasons to choose iOS for mobile app development.
The statistics don’t lie
Let’s supply some recent statistics on iOS as a dominating mobile platform. A whopping 97% of users use iPhone and 98% of users use an iPad among all Fortune 500 companies. According to market research firm IDC, 59% of the enterprise mobility market is dominated by iPhone, while 78% of the same market gives priority to iPads. While such domination of iOS devices among business users remain constant, iPhone app developers always get the upper hand when building enterprise apps.
High-end UX (User Experience)
Among the various reasons that prioritize iOS for app development, the sophisticated user experience of iPhone and iPad devices continue to get better with every subsequent update and upgrade. Android apps are even becoming increasingly popular as a target platform for businesses.
Just look at any app running on iPhone 5 and the latest iPhone 7, and you will realize that the core strength of the UX is equally present across all these devices. iOS has set the bar for a superb UX to a higher level and has maintained it for years. You always have a highly sophisticated and user-friendly UX present across the entire ecosystem of iOS devices ranging from the iPhone 5S to the latest Apple Watch and iPad Pro models. For enterprise apps targeted at professionals, this consistency and high-end UX are enough reasons to choose iOS.
iOS encryption is the hardest of all
To prove that Apple’s security is legit, the FBI facing unprecedented difficulty breaking the encryption for their investigation can make a valid point. So, with enterprise apps unleashed on iOS, a business can safeguard its sensitive data better than any other platform. All iOS devices security is based on encryption which is hard to break, and that’s a standout qualification for the platform that businesses prefer.
Strict App Store guidelines
It is common knowledge among developers that getting approval from Apple’s App Store requires perfecting an app in all regards, leaving no room for callous performance issues, design glitches and lack of ease for users. The App Store guideline is the strictest out of all mobile platforms, and this confirms uncompromised quality for all iOS apps.
Malware and bugs are rarely found across iOS apps. On the other hand, there are thousands of such instances with other platform’s apps. It set the standard for performance so high that enterprises venturing for the first time in the mobile app marketplace can be assured of quality.
Less fragmentation and fewer concerns
We all know the amount of devices and OS versions for Android. Naturally, developers remain concerned about meeting UX expectations across a plethora of devices with diverse screen sizes, supporting Android OS versions, device functions and constraints, etc. The extremely sophisticated Pixel phones to the cheap Android phones of smaller brands, from the latest Android O operating system to the nearly outdated Android KitKat, all exist in the same market offering a variety of end user experience.
In complete contrast to such fragmentation, iOS platforms offer only as much as 6 to 8 devices including iPhones and iPads. As far as OS is concerned, most devices adhere to the latest iOS. At present, all the iOS devices that are not outdated or scrapped officially are run on iOS 10 and behave similarly with the apps and device functions, except a few and negligible differences.
Such consolidated and consistent OS and device standard allow iOS developers great ease for building apps with just one standard in mind. This is why enterprise developers try to unleash an iOS app that can guarantee a consistent UX and only thereafter they can port the same app for Android with some platform specific inclusions and omissions.
The high revenue earning scope of iOS apps is in complete contrast to the Android. As of now, iOS earns the lion’s share of revenue comprising apps of all platforms put together. Enterprises are focusing on high income individuals for revenue, who are bound to give priority to iOS.