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    which?

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    context: a social networking (yawn) app. humor me, please. this is research.
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    Which: Android

    Why: I had an iPhone once.

    I hated it ¬.¬

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    designing the app FOR i-phone or android or running a preexisting app on an i-phone or android?
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    Iphone has the biggest apps library (apps are mostly free or .99), fairly user friendly, has the highest resolution screen
    Android is usually cheaper, has more variety, more features (arguably more advanced because they update several times a year)

    Cons: IPhone: no flash, more expensive than most, more fragile, one update a year (that could be a pro)
    Android: smaller apps library (and more expensive per app on average), the battery life on android OS doesn't have the best rep.

    Other than those things, they seem pretty comparable and it comes down to preferences.

    EDIT: I prefer the IPhone because it seems more intuitive and I like the screen and size.

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    Android: I like the name. And it is available with AU, the provider I am already with.

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    other things to consider- it's easier to design an app for an android than an i-phone because there are fewer restrictions to do so- and with an android you have more of a variety of cell phone carriers available as well AND a hell of a lot more devices run off of the android OS than run off of the i-phone OS (you have a lot more companies getting to play with it and bring advances to the technology than just one! )
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    Iphone is by far the largest market (more than 80%), yet Android is rising fast (last year +400%). So, you need to target both.
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    If you have a startup, start with iphone. User engagement is specific against all models. That and iphone users like their phones more. Android still hasn't mastered used experience the way iphone has and so iphone users are more willing than android users to part with their money.

    Android is rising so you need to support it too but not over iphone(at least right now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentfurrina View Post
    which?

    why?

    context: a social networking (yawn) app. humor me, please. this is research.
    iPhone first. Preferred for being simple, functional, beautiful display. It is still #1.
    Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    designing the app FOR i-phone or android or running a preexisting app on an i-phone or android?
    app designed for iphone or droid.
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