"The very simple short answer is it’s easier to make a good-looking, attractive iOS app compared to making an Android app."
As Christina Bonnington, writing for Wired's Gadget Lab, noted in her recent post, "Why iOS Apps Look Better Than Android Apps," to begin with there is this little Android problem known as fragmentation, and a problem that has been haunting Android ever since it came out and OEMs raced out to distinguish their own particular Android devices from an ever growing crowd of iPhone copy cat wannabes. As she quoted in her post:
“Android devices come in different shapes and sizes, different screen resolutions, different device speeds — and that’s actually a huge hurdle,” Karma app co-founder Lee Linden told Wired. “You need to be testing out something like 20 different phones with different resolutions and different processors, and that definitely makes development slower.”
As you can see in the photo below, from Christina's post, iOS apps really do indeed look much better than their equivalents on the Android side, or at least they do to me and many others, but not everyone I'm sure.
In conclusion, to many people they do, but I'm sure, for what ever reason, many people out there will still prefer to think that Android equivalents do. It's a matter of individual taste, I guess, but for many, and probity the majority of people, the easier to write for apps of iOS seem to be, for the time being anyway, the better looking of the two app platforms.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this sunny Thursday, May 03, 2012