Different languages and programming tools are used to create such products. How does Google Android software differ from that of Apple? The first is a partially open-source model based on Linux, which is highly customizable and can be installed on various devices. The second has a closed, practically non-customizable model (unless jailbroken), which only works on Apple devices. At the same time, an Apple unified design is considered more user-friendly.
The Play Market and App Store review process is different. While it takes about two hours to approve an app’s placement in Google Play, it takes nearly two days for the App Store. You can make changes to Android products and page assets whenever you feel like it. With iOS apps, it takes longer. In general, it is believed that the Play Market has a higher approval threshold than the App Store, so it’s easier to publish on the former.
Developers of products available on the App Store and Google Play are required to give 15% and 30% of their income to the platforms, depending on the sum. The only difference between them is how the increased fee is calculated. We considered this issue in more detail in our article “Google Play Store and Apple App Store Fees
.” That is, both marketplaces’ earnings directly depend on developers’ income.
Traditionally, the store for Android devices leads in the number of published apps. Now you can find over 3.5 million titles there. There are significantly fewer products in Apple Store, about 1.6 million. You can imagine that the competition is still really huge.