App Development: Going native?

Android smartphones outsell iPhones, yet Apple's App Store still dominates the market. Ian Campbell finds out why.

5th May, 2012
There is no doubt that Apple's careful curation of its App Store, weeding out useless apps and bad design, has helped it stay ahead in terms of downloads.

When it comes native app development - building apps for specific operating systems - Apple iOS dominates with anywhere between a 60/40 and 80/20 split across the developers we talked to.

There is no doubt that the Apple's careful curation of its App Store, weeding out useless apps and bad design, has helped it stay ahead in terms of downloads, despite the competition and a proliferation of cheaper Android devices. In fact, it's the ubiquity of Android...

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