The smart phone wars are on. OS for OS, app for app and game for game! Hardcore fans and enthusiasts are polarized over the iOS vs. Android debate. Every two months the gaming trends change, the technology get upgraded and the higher sales statistic keep shifting sides. So who’s actually winning?
When the iPhone hit the scene some six years ago, pocket-sized wonder was the ‘it’ thing. Everyone was in love with Apple’s sleek and slick smartphone! One of its greatest attractions was the software and its cool and useful features. Many competitors emerged but no one was quite that big a threat. Then things changed. But by far the biggest rivalry of all time emerged with Internet giant Google’s mobile operating system, the Android. A big advantage was its open source platform – brownie points scored. And with this started the quest for the development of iPhone Games and Android Games at a competitive global level. Well, both interfaces have unique gaming that have become global phenomenon and have made way for an array of different game genres. Android has always marketed itself being the best for apps and games. Figures reveal the same as well with 750 million Androids activated to 600 million iOS.
But then again if you look at the iTunes app market space it is far superior than most. Google Play has caught up in terms of quality and downloads in recent times. While Apple has over 50 billion downloads over 900,000 apps, Google Play are closing in on the figure with 750,000 apps. A massive 76 % of the revenue generated by apps goes to iOS, while rest is shared by other operating systems. With all of these events, the mobile gaming sector has been deeply impacted with strategic market based Game Development. So has the tablet segment with a number of iPad Games. Principal mobile developers favor the iOS platform as its ecosystem has superior devices, a great operating system, and an App Store where the shopper is eager to pay for an enhanced experience. When a game is launched for Android, frequently there are devices on which the game will not be compatible this means employing fixes for a variety of devices and is very taxing. Contrariwise, Apple’s device set is moderately standardized; thus making life simpler. But others disagree stating that though iOS hardware is standardized the technology is pretty rigid. There’s much slower feature iteration between devices compared to Android. This can frustrate high-end game development. For the gaming community the choices change with trends. Whether iPhone Games, Android Games or iPad games, Bangalore based Juego Studio has mastered the art and science behind creating world-class games for all platforms and devices as a mighty player in Game Development in the country.
In hand held gaming device category the final verdict is in. Games function more smoothly, without crashes etc. on iOS for the most part. That is why there’s a bigger collection of quality games, backed by decent sales as well as a couple of quality freebies thrown in. As for Android, it has cool advantages too like the ability to pair up with out-of-the-box controllers.
Juego Studios offers services of designing and developing 2D & 3D games across all game genres, including entertaining casual games like strategy games, puzzles, cards to action-pack adventure games etc. There is also a major segment focused on Android and iOS Multiplayer games. Game on!