Malware writers are less likely to write apps for iOS due to Apples review of

Malware writers are less likely to write apps for ios

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Malware writers are less likely to write apps for iOS, due to Apple's review of all the apps and verification  of the identity of app publishers. However, if an iOS device is  jailbroken  and apps installed from outside  Apple's store, it can be vulnerable to attacks and malware. Building and Publishing Apps for iOS vs. Android Android apps are programmed using  C, C++  and  Java . It is an "open" platform; anyone can download  the Android source code and Android SDK for free. Anyone can create and distribute Android apps for  free; users are free to download apps from outside the official Google Play store. There is, however, a  one-time $25 registration fee for developers who want to publish their apps (whether free or paid apps) on the official Google Play store. Apps published on Google Play undergo a review by Google. The  Android SDK  is available for all platforms -  Mac, PC  and Linux . iOS apps are programmed using Objective-C. Developers must pay $99 every year for access to the  iOS SDK  and the right to publish in Apple's app store. The iOS SDK is only available for the Mac platform. Some app development platforms - such as  Titanium Appcelerator  and  PhoneGap  - offer a way to  code once (say in Javascript and/or  HTML ) and have the platform convert it into "native" code for both  Android and iOS platforms. The Bottomline: Choosing between iOS and Android To summarize the key pros and cons of Android and iOS:
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iOS pros and cons Massive app ecosystem ; distinct advantage for tablet apps while on smartphones popular apps are usually available for both platforms Deeper integration with Facebook and Twitter : it is easier to post updates and share on social networks using iOS than Android because of how deeply integrated these platforms are with iOS. iOS-only apps like Passbook, FaceTime, and mobile payments app Square (available on iOS 3GS,4,4S,5 and up, nut only for a limited Android phones) Interface is locked down : Limited customization options for the home screens; only rows of app icons are allowed. No third-party apps are pre-installed by the wireless carrier. Users can only install apps from the App Store Software upgrades : Apple offers software upgrades to all devices that have the hardware capable of handling the new software. Android pros and cons Massive hardware selection : A large number of Android devices are available at various price points, with varying hardware capabilities, screen sizes and features. Highly customizable user experience : The home screen can be customized with not just app icons but widgets that allow the user to stay connected or informed. Other examples include SwiftKey, which modifies your Android smartphone’s keyboard, and apps that emulate older gaming consoles. Google has fewer restrictions than Apple on what kinds of apps it allows in its Play store. Moreover, you can choose to install Android apps from places other than the Google Play store.
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