Apple iTunes VS. Google Play

A Comparison of Technological Giants

Apple vs Google

Areas of Emphasis

Apple

Apple puts the most emphasis on music then it does apps. It has its own store completly dedicated to music.


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Google

Google Play definatly has more emphasis on the apps then it does music. You may be able to find some music, but you would find more apps.
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Price Points

Apple

The cheapest app that I could find on the apple app store was $.99 and that seems to be a common price for most apps. The most expensive app on the app store is $999.99

Google

The cheapest app I found on the Google Play store was $.99 and that seems to be a common price for most apps. The most expensive app on the Google Play store is $200.00 and does absolutly nothing at all.

Layout

Apple

Apple's layout is white and gray. It seems light and not difficult to use, with a lot of sub-headings.
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Google

Google's layout is black and gray, with a multitude of colors for sub-headings. It is a tad bit clunky and a bit difficult to use.
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Ease of Access

Both

Both seeming have the same level of Ease of Access. Both require an email sign up (Google, however, requiring gmail) before being able to use. Tapping the app is simple enough.

App Availability

Apple

All of my favorite apps have been on apple, so apple does have a great level of App Availability.

Google

A lot of the higher quality apps that I have found on apple cannot be found on google play. I can't neccisarily give a reason as to why this is, but it is dissapointing.

App Amounts

Apple

Apple has over 800,000 apps in its app store

Google

Google only has 170,000 app in its store

App Submission

Apple

Enroll in the Program

Before you can access any of the tools you need to run your app on a device or begin the submission process, you must join the iOS Developer Program as either an individual or a company.

Provision Devices

The first step after creating a working app is to run it on a device. Fortunately, Xcode simplifies this process by creating default signing certificates and provisioning profiles for you.

Create an App Record in iTunes Connect

Before you can submit an app for approval, you need to provide some important information to set up your iTunes Connect account. iTunes Connect is the marketing and business tool you use to check the status of your contracts, set up tax and banking information, obtain sales and finance reports, manage developers, and manage metadata about your app. At a minimum, you need to create an app record and complete forms to validate and submit your app.

Submit the App

Submitting your app to the App Store is a multistep process involving several tools. First, create a distribution provisioning profile using iOS Provisioning Portal. Then create an archive, validate it, and submit it to the App Store using Xcode. When your app is approved, set the date when the app will be available to customers using iTunes Connect. Finally, don’t forget to respond to user issues after you ship your first version.