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over 5 years ago from Jonathan Suh, Designer at Planning Center

  • Lasse AndersenLasse Andersen, over 5 years ago


    Android accounts for 85% market share and Android development has become just as streamlined as iOS, if not more. I'm a designer, I have an Android phone, I appreciate great UX just as much as you and will gladly pay for great apps.

    The time for pretentious Apple tunnelvision is way overdue dude

    7 points
    • Philip AmourPhilip Amour, over 5 years ago

      I don't think that it's about 'pretentious Apple tunnelvision'. I have used pretty much every smartphone OS that came out since 2000 (including Symbian, Windows Mobile, etc.) I personally don't care about the brand but incredibly value whoever provides the best overall user experience (taking in account all aspects) and shows biggest empathy to their users. The company that provides that value at this point of time happens to be Apple.

      If you're a well experienced designer, it doesn't take much to notice the huge differences of experience when using Android vs iOS. iOS is most responsive and has the easiest to use, delightful and well crafted apps - delivering up to the expectations of the iOS users. Android on the other hand makes it super hard to make usable apps, is sluggish, hard to use and the app selection is pretty much garbage.

      4 points
      • Matthew BlodeMatthew Blode, over 5 years ago

        You are mostly wrong but right about one thing. I would try and get the app for free.

        4 points
        • Philip AmourPhilip Amour, over 5 years ago

          Ditto. That's the problem on all of the app stores where the value is being diluted by poorly designed apps which people pay for by their personal data and eyeball time on some shady ads. This is much more pronounced on Android where majority of the users are not willing to pay for software and don't value their fundamental rights (e.g. right for privacy)

          5 points
    • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, over 5 years ago

      Android accounts for 85% market share

      Consumer, maybe; enterprise is a whole different story (iOS closer to 80%). But overall activations are not that useful -- lifetime customer value is important, and for the most part iOS are a lot more valuable because they spend more (on average).

      0 points