The vast majority of Android and iOS apps are rejecting the cloud in favour of a static userexperience, according to a new report from backend service provider Kinvey.
Only 18 per cent of Android apps and 73 per cent iOS offerings connect to services like data syncing, social network integration and location management. In English, this means most developers are rejecting the full range of smartphone opportunities in favour of a more restricted, and cheaper, app build.
Speaking toGigaom about the significance about his company’s findings, Ryan Light, creative and marketing director at Kinvey, said, “The rankings of apps and how many downloads they get definitely show that developers who invest in this see some return. From the users we’ve talked to, people get bored with an app that doesn’t change. It’s more engaging to tweet something out or use an app that grabs new data and is always fresh.”
Clearly this is self-serving speak but we at Life Of Android are always more impressed with apps that make the most of their surroundings rather than trying to ape what has already been successful.
Do you care about Facebook connectivity and location-based offerings in your apps? Are you happy to chuck birds at green pigs until the end of time? Let Life Of Android know in the comments section below.