Google Play Store and Apple Store have been released back in 2008 and since then, there has been a “war” between them. The mobile gaming platform continues to grow each year and both operating systems are trying to attract game/app developers.
If in the past, Apple didn’t seem very interested in the world of gaming, now the company is trying to lure as many gaming developers as possible. The iOS 7 was released with Game Center along with the ability for you to use game controllers such as SteelSeries Stratus Wireless controller in order to deliver a console-like experience when playing games on your iOS mobile device.
2013 was one of the best years for App Store, with revenues of 10 billion dollars from app purchases. In addition, the App Store generated around 5.1 million dollars every day, while Google Play Store generated only 1.1 million dollars.
Even if Google Play Store generates about 13 percent of the revenue of Apple, it is good to know that 75% of all the applications downloaded daily are for the Android devices. Google Play Store is also growing at a faster rate when compared to iOS, as there are more applications and updated apps every day.
The big searching engine company has “responded” to Apple’s App Store Game Center with its own gaming portal called “Play Games” that was released along with the Android 4.4 OS. This gaming portal allows the players to keep track to their downloaded games, achievements and also interact with other users. Google Play Store and App Store seem to keep the pace with one another, which means that it is quite hard to choose between the two.
Jen-Hsun Huang, the CEO and President of NVIDIA, Android is the future of gaming. Huang added that Android is going to be a very important platform in the near future. This is a big plus for Android and it will influence many developers when they will start developing their games for a mobile operating system. This is the reason why a developer will probably choose to release its game for Android first and only after that, if things go well, maybe it will bring it to iOS as well.