We all are familiar with Android & iOS. These both are the most successful systems in the recent time. Both of them are ruling the market like anything by providing successful support to brands and companies. However, start with an iOS is a great idea, it allows you to earn more money.
But when you start you also know that android cover the market more than Apple. People are inclined towards Android for reliable use and cost effectiveness. So, at the end you also need your app to attract more customer and tap the huge market.
You might feel that when your app is performing well in the iOS market, then why you need to switch? But I am sure you don’t want to miss out the larger portion of the cake because as per research 80% android users are currently in the market.
Having an IOS application will surely beneficial for targeted audience, but from the user perspective android has a higher preference over iOS. We would like to give you more insight about this topic and show you how you can convert your is an app into android app.
Why you should convert iOS app into Android?
Port your items from one platform to another is not easy. Android language shows some friendliness and it gave liberty to change the features and upgrade the technology for your app.
Market opportunity: IOS has quality offerings for market but android still manage to give a hit and capture huge share. Research shows more than 70% market captured by the android. IOS still manages to capture more than 15% market. From the market and user point of view android is on first in the race.
The Design of the App: You must aware that both platforms have its own design or styles. IOS has a flat style while android always comes with some materialist patterns. Android has a different place in icon settings also the feature in application contain district personality from the Apple. The new design will attract more customer.
From Text to UI design everything is going to change. In short you are going to redesign your app. The important thing you should keep in mind is the matrix difference which involved with screen resolution and UI design has to maintain Font size ratio of.075. So, your design will come out as per your requirement.
Monetization: However, an iOS gives you such a great experience in terms of monetization, then how it will same help in the android version. As per market, in 2020 worldwide app will have around 100 USD revenue. So, converting Your app will be beneficial in the end.
Special Android features: Distinct from apple some features are available in Android only: • The Physical Back Button • Android Intents • Widgets and Push Notifications
Plan for coding: If you expect that you will have some ready-made convertor through which you can insert your basic code and it will be resulted into another language. Then you must be wrong because there is no such framework can provide you services like convert JPG into PNG or something.
For Android coding, you can go for the Java language and iOS is largely in swift. To convert an application, you can use kotlin language. It is not the framework, but some parts are same as swift and C++ so you don’t need to do heavy coding. Some significant parts can code can reuse with the second platform with the same adoption.
Both platforms have different visuals while coding you can't copy all the UI factory. You need to leave a few parts for separate development.
Execution for devices: Device Fragmentation is not an easy task for developers. You need to consider the operating system for third-party services, libraries and coding for iOS to android it needs professionals to do the task for your company.
You should also consider correct display screen sizes of the device. Apple has a few options for screen sizes and screen resolutions, but android makes it more complicated by providing a bigger number to deal for screen sizes. Even with this wide range of option you just need to consider the major 5 to 6 sizes, the system will adopt in your app and execute as per the size.
Design variation to keep in mind: Both systems are dealing with different interface, so your execution difference lies in companies’ approaches. Apple always makes a choice for flat design, but android uses material design.
You need to keep in mind that both devices are different in use, so design will surely distinct by:
• Placement for an object
• Android devices don’t have arrows to enter in to sub options like apple.
• Navigation bar has slightly difference for both devices
• Typography default has difference
• Icon change
• Tab bars
• Buttons are not available in apple devices, but android have
• Setting-up the back end and monetarization of tools.
Final Test: You should never avoid this step as this step is an important part of your process. QA is an important part of your app quality check. Use different android devices and tools for test depending on the practices of the company.
You need to do complete testing with Load testing, beta testing and user validation testing If the results are fine with you. Now it's time to submit your application.
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