Porting iOS to Android

Occasionally, I see patterns in enquiries for mobile development. At the moment there seems to be a significant increase in the number of companies looking to port apps from iOS to Android. I am not sure why. All I can think is that Android might have reached a tipping point where only having an iOS version of an app isn’t acceptable (to end users) any more.

Ironically, in the last few months my development efforts have been moving in the other direction. My last two projects were porting Android apps to iOS. However, this week I am back on Android and porting an app from iOS. Whatever way you look at it, it’s looking that mobile developers ideally need to be proficient in both platforms.

If you are looking to port from iOS to Android, my notes might help you to start thinking about the issues.