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

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

  • Charlie PrattCharlie Pratt, 6 years ago

    I think one factor is market interest. It seems like most designers are focused on building apps that would naturally launch first in iOS.

    I am a product designer for a company building apps for manufacturing, and even in that space, iOS dominates the conversation when it comes to mobile applications.

    Once people realize there's little money to be made ripping off games and social platforms no one cares about, they'll start looking to industry, where the real money is for most of us, and where platforms are perceived differently.

    I also heard this from a group of developer friends on the subject: "whatever it takes to build on iOS, multiply it by 1.5 for Android."

    Context matters, and pain points really matter.

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