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What Makes iOS First Choice for Developers?

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In a competitive environment, enterprises face difficulty in choosing the right platform for developing applications; iOS or Android. However, after analyzing the market, it can be seen that iPhone development dominates over Android.

Let's see the reasons behind its popularity. iOS vs Android: Which is best for Enterprise Security? The debate between Android and iOS has been a long standing one. How often have you heard that one is better than the other? But, to really understand which is the more secure and delivers better mobile productivity, it is necessary to look at the bigger picture. Granted that both these mobile OSes power most of the devices we bring to work, it is the mobile security landscape for both these operating systems that sets them apart. Let us evaluate both these platforms and see how they stand from enterprise security perspective: User Controlled Security Android has a more unstructured environment compared to iOS.

Timely OS Updates A number of threats to Android devices can be significantly reduced if all consumers decide to upgrade their mobile phones to the latest Android OS version. Unlike Android, Apple is fairly secure. Threat Management If we consider threat levels on iOS and Android, it may seem that iOS has an edge over its counterpart. Hardware Security. iOS Development Benefits And Trends in 2015. iPhone Application Development Challenges Faced by Developers. How Apple OS Mobile Applications Simplify Business Processes? Posted in - Mobile App Date - 03 Feb. 2014 The Mobile application development industry has rapidly evolved since the first smart phone was launched back in the 90s. Here’s a quick look on how we believe Custom iPhone Applications can benefit your business today. Recently, Apple shared – it had paid out $4 billion to developers when it announced it had hit 25 billion downloads.

In July 2011, it was at $2.5 billion. Read further to know about the benefits of custom iPhone app development and how you can simplify your business processes through custom iOS app development for iPhone and iPad to achieve enterprise mobility. Get in Touch to develop a custom iPhone app for your business In the present day, smartphones are one of the highest adopted devices for personal and professional use. iPhone App Development is a revolutionary market for mobile and web development companies, because of the flexible development options offered by devices.

Branding with Mobile Apps. iOS Apps News & Latest Updates: Three Upcoming Trends in Custom iOS Application Development in 2015. Smartphones are opening up new doors for the enterprise. The enterprise app development industry is evolving just as rapidly as the technology market, and we are seeing a number of trends that indicate a strong focus on secure cloud-based mobile solutions. While enterprise apps will likely be more expensive and demanding, they will also be more intuitive and scalable. Given these predictions, mobile developers should consider these three major trends: App Security Security has always been a big challenge. According to a survey by Gartner, 75 percent of mobile apps will fail basic security tests in 2015, and hackers will continue to take advantage of those vulnerabilities. Security is a crucial factor that iOS app developers need to focus on.

iBeacon and Location-Based Wi-Fi Services The retail and advertising sectors have begun implementing iBeacon and location-based Wi-Fi services to help deliver content that is more meaningful to smartphone users. Here's another example. Apple and enterprise: How Apple adding value to enterprises with iOS apps. Citrix mobile report reveals continued dominance of iOS in the enterprise. (c) A new report from software giant Citrix has revealed that while the number of devices managed in the enterprise is exploding year on year, iOS remains by far the most popular workplace OS. Device numbers in the enterprise grew 72% from 2013 to 2014, with almost two thirds (64%) running iOS, 27% running Android, and 9% Windows Phone. In EMEA these figures changed to 50% for iOS and 30% for Android, while in the Americas the figures stood at 57% for iOS and 27% Android.

Asia Pacific saw Android figures increase from 19% to 33% saturation year on year, with the rise of Samsung in the area a likely reason for growth. By vertical, the legal industry contains the greatest percentage of iOS devices, while finance is made up of 71% iOS. Elsewhere, passcodes remained “by far” the most comment method of device-level enforcement, with more than 90% of respondents using it. Related Stories. iOS vs. Android: What's Best For Enterprise Security? Among the major concerns of enterprises these days are data security and theft from mobile devices. Here's a look at whether iOS or Android offers better enterprise security. 1 of 14 The Bring Your Own Device trope has been around so long now that it has created a cottage industry of like-minded acronyms, such as Bring Your Own App (BYOA), and Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC).

Still, for the IT professionals who are charged with implementing, deploying, and maintaining an enterprise's BYOD policy, the idea that an employee could download sensitive data to a smartphone or tablet and then lose it is still enough to cause nightmares. Right now, Apple's iOS dominates the BYOD enterprise market, although Google's Android mobile operating system has made some gains. Determining which one is more secure for your enterprise depends on the industry sector in which you operate, the number of employee devices you have to manage, and the level of regulation your business faces.

More Insights. iOS vs Android: Which One's Better in 2015. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are without a doubt, the two most popular and widely used mobile operating systems out there. Both of them have had several iterations over the years, with each iteration being better than the last one. However, the golden question still remains unanswered. Which one of them is the best for you? These are exciting days in the smartphone industry. So, with both the smartphone operating systems working on their respective weakness, this is going to be a busy year. Notifications Google has worked hard on improving the way notifications are accessed on smartphones. As of Android Lollipop, notifications are shown as cards, taking inspiration from Google Now.

iOS, on the other hand, may not be the best when it comes to handling notifications. Siri vs Google Now Google Now keeps getting more powerful and useful by the day. Siri may not be as powerful and useful, but it is a lot more personal than Google Now, letting you initiate conversations with it. Ecosystem. iOS, Android or Windows? The many choices facing enterprise app developers - 06 Jul 2015. During Computing's recent research into enterprise mobility we asked a lot of questions about apps - who is developing them, whether they are using enterprise app stores, and differences in approach when it comes to customer-facing apps versus those designed for internal use.

We'll be covering these aspects over the next couple of weeks. The full report can also be downloaded here. For those companies developing or deploying enterprise apps and putting in place some sort of BYOD policy, an important decision is how far to cater for the wide range of devices on the market. Is it best to restrict support to one or two platforms only, or should you build in enough flexibility to cater for most common devices and form factors, even though the landscape is changing rapidly?

Web apps, being accessed via browsers, should be much easier to maintain but they are unable to access features specific to users' devices and there is no on-screen shortcut. See also Android, Windows, iOS or BlackBerry?