With about 5 billion mobile users in 2019 in the world, app development is at its peak. On average, users spend around 2 hours and 51 minutes on their phones every single day. It is expected that by 2023 the number of mobile phone users will exceed 7 billion.
Android and iOS development have dominated the operating system market. The Android platform held 86.1 percent share of the global market in 2019, while iOS held 13.9 percent of the market share, while the rest were smaller OS.
While Android owns nearly 2.3x more of the global market share than iOS, it is worth mentioning that in the United States the market share is about even. Yet market share isn’t the only thing that matters. Each platform has both its advantages and disadvantages meaning you should decide which platform to choose based on the requirements of your project. Below, we have gathered the pros and cons of Android and iOS development.
Due to its pre-made interfaces, limited range of devices and shorter development process, iOS may be the appropriate choice for novice iOS app developers or development teams with limited resources.