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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Second class: Apps arrive before iOS than Android

It is a fact: for more market share that Android gets, the fact is that iOS is still the priority for the vast majority of the heavyweights in the industry. It is not a saying to take chest for Apple, but to the facts I refer: it has been a while since we can enjoy Fortnite for iOS , but, however, there is still no date for the launch of this popular game on Android.

Although this should not surprise us, since we already have antecedents: Super Mario Run was also launched first in the terminals of the block, leaving with a span of noses all the fans with the Google OS that wanted to enjoy the game .

The same can be said about the successes of the moment, Fortnite Battle Royale or PUBG Mobile or HQ Trivia. It's a fact: everything good goes first to iOS .
Apple gets the most famous applications before Android

Of course, it is not for lack of mobile phones for it: real beasts like the flagship of the Galaxy family are more than capable to offer a great user experience , but simply, many companies choose to place a bet on iOS and, after , make your version for the Google operating system.

I do not speak only of games: applications as important as Snapchat or Instagram, which most of us have in our mobile phones, made Android users wait for months and even years . But they are just one example of a long list: Monument Valley 2, Affinity Photo ...

    For companies, Apple goes first

This, in addition, makes people with few scruples upload falsified applications to the Play Store , hoping to obtain hundreds of thousands of downloads in a fraudulent way to obtain benefits - and other types of darker intentions, related to obtaining data.

But, why this trend? It is not a matter of favoritism or of annoying users of one or another platform; the question is in the ease of development . We must remember that a great application, which usually gets hundreds of thousands of downloads during its first weeks, must be perfectly optimized to work in the terminals in which it is going to be launched, and for this Apple makes it easy.

We speak of a unique operating system, designed specifically for just a few terminals, nothing to do with the extensive variety of terminals that Android brings together , something that usually translates into forced closures or optimizations, at best, improvable.

The issue of optimization is not an invention that has taken me out of the hat to be better, it is a fact that users of both operating systems can see in our day to day . These cases become more flagrant when we install applications that make use of the camera, such as Instagram or Snapchat.

 In this article we explain it in more detail, but the best summary I can do is that the applications with millions of downloads on Android translate into a huge diversity of smartphones that must work , all with their particular characteristics: different camera, different processor, different resolutions ... Of course, easy does not sound.

The titanic task of making a great application run in all terminals that carry Android translates into an effort that companies do not want to perform from the beginning, so in many cases, they decide to continue debugging their versions before uploading them. to the Play Store. Meanwhile, iOS users enjoy the advantages that Apple does not design more than just a couple of terminals per year.

This naturally disadvantage the owners of Android flagships, who see how those with iPhones are ahead of them on the right enjoying popular games or applications long before them.

For some it may be an injustice, and many of these mobiles border the cost of iPhones , but we must bear in mind that, in the end, it is only the companies that have the power of decision in their hands. Remember: it's just business . 

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