Nowadays, with a greater majority of businesses embracing mobile technologies, it has become vital for app developers to ensure that the apps delivered by them are competent in meeting the varying requirements of different groups of consumers. With Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS becoming two of the most popular mobile operating systems, developers have found innovative ways of developing high-performing applications for mobile devices. Talking specifically about the enterprises, it is crucial to analyze what kind of audience is being targeted and whether the targeted customers own the device that can run your mobile business application. The battle between iOS and Android is ongoing in the world of business organizations. Through this blog, I’ll be highlighting key features of both these mobile operating systems, helping you decide which one would work perfect for your enterprise.
iOS VS Android- Quarterly App Activations
As per records, it has been revealed that iOS has witnessed over 88 percent of app activations, a noticeable drop of 4 percent as compared to the previous quarter. This downfall in the total iOS activations has come up as a huge gain for Android, which claims to have occupied over 12 percent of the total app activations done by enterprises across the globe.
iOS VS Android- The market availability of devices
When it comes to executives buying smartphones for corporate use, iPhone has been successful in overpowering Android. Considering the count of iOS products available in the markets, it actually makes sense for the enterprise owners to choose iOS over Android for integrating IT into their enterprise’s specific requirements. Whether it’s about gaining a quick and easy access to social networks or the ability to read and participate in numerous online discussions, an iOS powered device can allow you to do all this and much more. Moreover, as an enterprise owner, you can even use your iPhone for accessing the renowned enterprise-level applications like Salesforce.com and SAP Crystal Reports.
iOS VS Android- Remote Configuration
Unlike the case of remote configuration in iOS devices, for Android devices, you need to configure each feature/component internally via the assistance of third-party vendors including HTC, Samsung, LG etc. and mobile providers including AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon etc. iOS devices support remote deployment of in-house apps and allows you to configure mail settings, parental controls, WiFi settings and manage a variety of enterprise access restrictions including: blocking YouTube/Facebook, disabling app installations etc.
iOS VS Android- Fragmentation
Unlike iOS device manufacturers, Android device producers lack the focus that’s required for ensuring constant software upgrades. Since every enterprise owner is thoroughly concerned about the smooth software upgrades, this is something that can bother enterprise owners who’re looking forward to approve the use of Android smartphones for handling business processes. Android device manufacturers have been quite lousy when it comes to ensuring timely security patches for the devices.
iOS VS Android- Backward compatibility
While all iOS updates seamlessly support the current devices as well as the ones launched two or three years back, Android OS updates are juts compatible with the devices that run on the same version. The restricted compatibility of Android OS updates leads to application crashes. This is something that doesn’t exist in iOS powered devices. Since all iOS updates are backwards compatible, you can ensure a greater lifespan for even your old hardware and enjoy all the latest apps on it.
iOS VS Android- Internationalization issue
The internationalization issue has been bothering the smartphone industry across the globe. With the world getting bigger with each passing day, week and month, it’s not that the enterprises would always be keen on receiving business solutions and services based on American designs or devices. For example, if China wants a smartphone, it would preferably choose Huawei and ditch Apple’s iPhone series.
iOS VS Android- Security concerns
When it comes to restricting data access for apps, iOS rules Android.All the iOS apps are safeguarded against the attack by malicious third-part applications that intend to gain access to sensitive data. Security features such as SSL.TLS, built-in hardware encryption using AES 256-bit encoding etc. have paved way for secure transfer of data.
So that was a round up of the features of iOS and Android that make them the two popular choices among enterprise owners. Hope after going through this post, it’d have become feasible for you to choose the right mobile operating system for mobile optimization of your business.
Author Bio.:- Priya is a Technical SEO at Hopinfirst, a leading mobile app development company which provide best ios app development and Android app development Services.