The year 2008 witnessed the birth of mobile apps. In fact, mobile applications played a vital role in popularizing the smartphones and the rest is history. Ten years down the lane, both iTunes and Google Play are flooded with apps across various genres and the number of app downloads is skyrocketing each hour. But Android seems to be the preferred choice among businesses for on-demand app development. Why? Let's check out.
According to Statista, there will be more than 5 billion mobile devices by 2019. When it comes to on-demand apps, examples are many and they are currently ruling the download numbers. Uber, Lyft, Ola, UrbanClap, and Practo are just some of the examples of on-demand apps that have created sensation in the mobile world. On-demand apps help users to get access to an online service provider instantly, thus simplifying the lives of the people and making their day-to-day activities hassle-free. These apps make our lives comfortable and also boost the business and economy.
What are on-demand apps?
Mobile applications are in demand right now. Why on-demand apps are at the top. On-demand mobile apps act as a mediator between the service provider and end-user. From booking a ride, ordering food from your favorite restaurant to getting your grooming done at home, everything can be done at the click of a button. Thanks to the rise of on-demand applications. On-demand apps have become a convenient and efficient platform for people like us and a successful business models for start-ups and forward-thinking businesses.
In this rapidly booming app industry, Source Soft Solutions offers an impeccable range of Android app development services thus bringing your raw app ideas to life. We design and develop customized on-demand android applications for leading brands, SMBs and start-ups. Now the question is why only Android is the most preferred choice for the on-demand app development amongst business enterprises and start-ups.
The two major competitors in the mobile app market are Android and iOS. From the statistics and recent studies, it’s confirmed that Android apps available in the Google Play store exceed the number of downloads. Android has 80 percent share in the smartphone market. Its demography coverage is also higher. China – the most populous country in the world, leads the smartphone industry and the number of Android users here are expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. Therefore, if you want to catch up with a large number of targeted audience, go for an Android device.
In an effort to make Google Play a better place, Google updates its developer policy every now and then. Unlike iOS, Google is more lenient with developers when it comes to publishing an app. Additionally, Google Play takes less time to review apps and developers a4re required not follow any stringent terms. Before publishing any app, start-ups and new business entrepreneurs prior need to pay $25 as the registration fee while it is $99 per year for iTunes.
On-demand apps are in demand right now. With the right combination of features and a seamless navigation, they can serve the needs of the users in a better way. Maps, GPS Functionality, Easy Navigation, Integrated Payment, Analytics, Ratings, and Push Notifications are some of the vital features of an on-demand mobile applications. On-demand apps have three panels – customer-side app, provider-side app and an admin panel. All the aforementioned features are available in Android SDK. These features are the basic ones which are essential to get the optimum performance from the application. Additionally, Android also provides advanced features such as Gmail integration and messenger to enhance the communication between the end customers and the providers. Also, on-demand apps need regular updates, which is easier to do in Android.
The important aspect of the on-demand apps is that it needs to fulfill the requirements of the end users. An app must update its features, functionalities with time to meet the changing trends and customer needs. In a comparison to iOS, Android apps offer a higher level of customization. Developers can help you modify your app from time to time and cater to the needs and demands of customers. Apart from the customized features that you want, there are many factors that will determine the cost of your mobile app development.
Android has an intelligent and powerful voice assistant in the form of Google Assistant. Just ask it any question and tell it to do things for you like booking an appointment with your doctor. This makes it more versatile as compared to Siri or any other voice assistant. The users can easily use Google Assistant to get things done through an on-demand app. being an Android user, you just have to give the command and the task will be done. Also, it has a conversational approach & offers customized suggestions to users.
With Google Play Store and Android phones, you get the extended facility of 15GB free storage capacity. Google’s cloud storage is easier to access and more effective as compared to iCloud. The on-demand apps need to have a large storage house as these apps deal with user data, provider data along with their admin data. If Google Drive is well-integrated into an app, it can help companies serve this purpose in a hassle-free manner.
These are the primary reasons which clearly explains why Android is the most preferred choice for on-demand app development. Android is backed by Google, it offers advantages to both end users as well as entrepreneurs. We, at Source Soft Solutions, offer enterprise grade Android application development services to global clientele across diversified industries for on-demand app development.