Jellybean and ICS will add more flavour to android-
Android app development experts want to bank on the new technologies in android 4.0 and above. Developers do not want to miss an opportunity to create competing application for the android ecosystem. It is a well known fact that iOS’s overall performance still overruns android in a number of area. In this case android app development experts want to ride high on features like NFC, powerful voice input, video effects etc., that comes bundled with ICS and Jellybean only. Apple’s indigenous advantage of creating its own devices helps in the growth and sustainability of its ecosystem. If android wants to rule the creme market it needs to ensure a better platform for android app development so that developers can create high performance apps benefiting the entire ecosystem.
Android app developers are segregating their apps-
Android app developers have increasingly become aware of the skewed demands patterns of the android driven ecosystem. In the play store itself you have number of NFC based apps already. These apps are basically designed with customized functions. Although such apps are compatible with gingerbread as well, they perform better with higher versions of android. Infact at Openxcell, we have made a couple of music apps that runs exclusively on high end android devices. The asymmetry of the devices resulting into asymmetry of OS versions in android are thus segregating the markets of apps slowly in android.
The road ahead-
Meanwhile rumours for multiple iPhone with differing configuration for developing markets is already doing the rounds. On one side where android app development looks for uniformity to curb performance issues and nurture the ecosystem, will Apple’s step towards multiple iPhone lead to an android like situation? The answers would be interesting!