Every developer will focus on a lot to use their mobile application for success and profit. In addition to focusing on the appearance, effects, features, and performance of the application, you need to develop an appropriate mobile platform. But the choice of the operating system differs from one programmer to another. Some developers prefer to create applications for more popular operating systems, while others focus on different operating systems.
IOS vs. Android Vs. Windows Phone
Apple introduced the iPhone OS in June 2008. In June 2010, Apple changed the name from the iPhone OS to iOS and made the operating system compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Google released the first version of Android for business in September 2008. Microsoft released Windows Phone in October 2010. Therefore, Windows Phone is smaller than the other two phone platforms.
As it turns out from a long list of stories, Android is currently the most popular operating system on the market. According to the latest data published by the International Data Corporation (IDC), Android controls the global operating system market with a 78% share. Apple’s global market share, on the other hand, is 18.3%, and Windows Phone’s 2.7%. The popularity and huge market share of any operating system continue.
Custom configuration and user interface
Since its launch in 2008, the appearance of the iOS operating system has not changed completely. But Google and Microsoft have developed several operating systems. Lollipop 5.0 came with a more physical design and the use of programs to get users involved. Also, the latest version of Windows Phone comes with a completely unlocked home screen like a tile interface. The all-in-one tile feature allows users to access all of their apps by right-clicking the screen. They can also check all live tiles for basic information about apps they have not opened.
The user can detect the mobile operating system of a device using by looking at his home screen. Both iOS and Android apps appear on the Home screen. The online system allows users to access commonly used applications from the home screen. But Windows Phone displays the app in a straightforward list. Moreover, it does not provide any option to install the most important applications at the bottom of the home screen.
The iOS device dashboard includes more quick access settings. Therefore, users can go to the control panel to make configuration changes without problems. Both Android and Windows Phone have no more Quick Access settings on their dashboards.
Option to run multiple applications
While watching iOS 9 at WWDC 2015, Apple released a new feature on the iPad Air 2, this feature will allow users to split the iPad Air face and run multiple applications at once. Additionally, Apple allows users to split the iPad screen in different ways. However, many features and options will vary from one iPad to another.
In other words, mobile device manufacturers can use it without charge or license fee. Additionally, Google allows device manufacturers to customize the phone’s operating system according to their needs.
Programming language supported
Developers should use different programming languages when building apps for iOS, Android or Windows Phone. A large amount of iOS apps are listed on Objective-C. But last year, Apple unveiled a new programming language called Swift for iOS app development.
Despite having less market share than Android and iOS, Windows Phone is different than these two popular mobile platforms. When using a Windows Phone tablet, the user has the option to switch the device to a full desktop machine. Can only add external mouse, keyboard and monitor tablet, and it looks like a custom desktop. The feature makes Windows Phone more versatile than others.