The conventional wisdom lately has been that Android is poised to be the dominant mobile platform, crushing iPhone and all others with its versatility. But the maker of the world's most popular app, Angry Birds, says he's betting on Apple to be the long term winner. Peter Vesterbacka says for developers it's easier to use, easier to make money from, just less hassle:
Apple will be the number one platform for a long time from a developer perspective, they have gotten so many things right. And they know what they are doing and they call the shots. Android is growing, but it's also growing complexity at the same time. Device fragmentation not the issue, but rather the fragmentation of the ecosystem. So many different shops, so many different models. The carriers messing with the experience again. Open but not really open, a very Google centric ecosystem. And paid content just doesn't work on Android.