Why don't designers take Android seriously?(cennydd.co.uk)

over 6 years ago from Sanchit Gupta, User Experience Lead at MassMutual

  • Jake Lazaroff, over 6 years ago

    I disagree — this past January Android had 74% of app downloads. Even accounting for free apps that push in-app purchases, it's safe to say that more free apps are downloaded for Android than there are for iOS.

    I think the second point is also exaggerated — Android may have more device permutations than iOS, but the "five lines vs. a week" comparison seems drastic.

    If I had to guess at the reason, I would say the amount of press coverage that iOS gets in proportion to Android makes it more likely that apps on iOS will be written about.

    3 points
    • Aaron SagrayAaron Sagray, over 6 years ago

      but the "five lines vs. a week" comparison seems drastic.

      This exact example came from an engineer from Google who is in charge of a prominent product on both OSs. The other things I stated are easily verified by a search.

      3 points