iOS Apps Crash Far More Often than Androind Apps
It turns out that despite Apple’s closed ecosystem and their draconian app review process, apps for iOS crash far more often than apps made for Android. This report comes from Crittercism, a app monitoring program used by developers to keep track of how often their apps crash as a percentage of launches. This data is interesting given how Android’s Market is far less regulated than it’s Apple counterpart.
While these numbers are relatively low, it still shows that Apple’s app approval process does more harm than good. One of the reasons given for the disparity between Android and iOS is that Android allows developers to be much more responsive in pushing out new app versions. This allows app bugs on Android to be addressed much faster than on iOS.
This data also shows that fragmentation is not nearly as big of an issue as it is being made out to be. According to measured data, there were 23 different versions of iOS in use compared to 33 separate Android versions. Despite there being more versions of Android to deal with, their apps still crash less than on the fewer versions of iOS.
This latest data goes to show that despite iOS’ more strictly controlled environment, it has not paid off for them in terms of app stability. The flexibility that Android brings to its developers allows for them to be more responsive to their users’ needs.
Via: The Register
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