I’m a long time Windows and Linux developer who’s recently dipped his toes into Android development. I can’t tell you how disappointed I’ve been with the platform. From my own experience, and the experience of numerous devs I’ve read, it’s becoming nearly impossible to make money on the Android platform.
So I’m looking at Mac and iOS.
I know some ‘big name’ developers and they say that Mac and iOS is the only way they make money these days. They tell me Android is a money-suck because so many people are buying the lowest end devices they can and don’t want to spend any money. The high-end market isn’t large enough to support developers. So iOS/Mac is it.
What’s your story on Mac and iOS? Is it true, in your experience. that it’s still a money-making platform (I mean for devs, not Apple) or is it becoming a money suck too? Is it worth jumping in and starting to write software for the platforms, especially if you’re not a ‘name’ in the iOS world? I’d assume that since Apple sells premium hardware, customers aren’t averse to spending money but I’m seeing conflicting sales figures that tell me otherwise.
I’d love to hear your opinions!