Android vs. iOS Dev: Better, Easier, Faster?

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Development effort Q&A: native Android versus iOS app

Q) What is the relative effort to develop a native app for Android versus iOS?

A) It depends on how proficient the developer is and what she’s told to do.

Some developers maintain that Android work tends to take about 20% longer than equivalent iOS functionality. Other voices maintain the opposite: that Android development—not to mention code submission—can progress much more quickly than iOS. I’d say it depends: