Why iPhone over Android?

Even as the Android operating system expands its market share over Apple’s iOS devices — one report on the third quarter of 2012 showed that Android had captured over 70 percent of the market to Apple’s 13 percent — developers are sticking with iOS first. The games come out on iOS, and if they do well financially, they might show up on Android marketplaces a year or so later.Even as the Android operating system expands its market share over Apple’s iOS devices — one report on the third quarter of 2012 showed that Android had captured over 70 percent of the market to Apple’s 13 percent — developers are sticking with iOS first. The games come out on iOS, and if they do well financially, they might show up on Android marketplaces a year or so later.

“From a testing and quality assurance perspective,” says Supergiant Games creative director Greg Kasavin, “the scope is narrower if you’re making a game for, say, just the iPad 2 and newer, as opposed to many different Android tablets you’d have to purchase and test on.” The iPad version of his game Bastion, is one of the platform’s highest-rated games ever, but plans for an Android port are not in the cards.