When it comes to comes to buying a mobile phone, the usual question would be either to get an iPhone or an Android. Although there are many distinct differences between the two, from design and interface, to usage and efficiency, one difference that many commonly weigh out is their individual app stores.

Google Play Store

Mobile app developers looking to try out their newly-made apps can try the market at Google Play Store. They are more developer-friendly as Apple’s App Store’s guidelines are more hard on the developer easily rejecting their app due to their quality control. In addition, it is easier for users to search for apps on Google Play Store. Their search queries goes through all textual information available on the app page whereas Apple’s search only matches the keywords.

Most Android apps are cheaper than their Apple counterparts. The simple reason being that there is more competition on the Android market hence developers lowering the cost.

“With great freedom comes great responsibility” or so the saying goes. With the developers easily uploading their apps on the play store, it is also easy for those apps to basically hack your device. Be it through a virus or scams, these apps may be doing it discreetly. Google does a good job filtering them but hackers may always find a way given the lenient rules.

Apple App Store

In contrast to the openness found in Google’s services, Apple finds its strength in exclusivity and prestige. Although sometimes it is hard to deny that Google may be ahead in the race when it comes to the app store, there are things that the Apple App store can do better than Google.

Anyone knows that having the iPhone alone would not be maximising its usage. That is the thing with Apple. The more anyone has Apple products, the more convenient options it presents. A perfect example would be how in sync both a person’s Mac laptops and iPhones can be. Almost anything can be moved between the iPhone and the Mac. But that is only if the person has a Mac.