2pure , Application __ Monday, May 6, 2013 2:05 AM - Elie abi saab
Comparing the cash pouring into Apple’s App Store versus its app marketplace competitor Google Play isn’t much of a contest. A November study from app analytics company shows that the App Store’s monthly revenues are 300 percent greater than Google Play’s.

But why does the huge disparity persist? Especially since the number of Android users out there in the mobile world long ago surpassed those using iOS. The short answer, developers say, is Apple’s maniacal quality control. But they also stress that the very same control-freak approach often means Android is a better choice to launch and grow some kinds of app businesses.

There are a number of factors that contribute to Apple’s App store revenue dominance. The App Store was the first, it is the largest, and you probably already have a credit card on file with Apple. But the most important reason for its financial success, developers say, is Apple’s tortuous approval process.

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2pure , Application __ Thursday, February 28, 2013 4:42 PM - Elie abi saab
Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications.

Bought by Google in 2005 then owned by Open Handset Alliance in 2007, the world thought a “gPhone” is about to come out, but Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, made it clear right away: “Android’s ambitions were much larger than a single phone”. Instead, they envisioned a platform that would enable many phones and other devices.

In 2008, the first version of Android is released then the G1 phone, manufactured by HTC, the first device that supports Android.

In 2009, new versions of the operating system are released. More than 20 devices run Android.

In 2010, Android is second only to Blackberry as the best-selling smart phone platform and so are more than 60 devices that run it.
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