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iPhone Apps Look Better Than Android Apps From the Same Company

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iPhone apps look pretty darn good, especially on the iPhone 4’s Retina Display. What about Android apps versus iPhone apps from the same company? How do they compare?

Android Gripes, a Tumblr blog self-described as: “Gripes about UI/UX of Android phones/tablets and so called “openness” that is nonsense to consumers,” goes on to explain:

When I use an iPhone and an Android phone at the same time, I often find that apps from the same company look a lot different on these two platforms – the ones on Android usually look much worse.

Here are a couple examples they shared. Check them out for yourself…

Facebook…

…and Speedtest.net:

So, why is there such a disparity between iPhone and Android apps from the same companies? The answer is simple: Apple is sexy and Android is not.

What do you think of the comparisons above?

[Android Gripes via Daring Fireball]

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  • Nick

    How can you throw the Facebook app in there? There comes a point when you need to say who cares what it looks like if it doesnt work.. There are so many bugs in that app..

  • Djkoz78

    On my droid the facebook app doesn’t look like that but on parents eris it does but in your picture your missing where at the bottom there are all your friends new uploaded pictures to scroll thru thus making the to part appear smaller.

  • Anonymous

    It’s got nothing do to with platform. Both are capable of displaying the same thing. What you’re missing in the Android version of the facebook app are the recently posted photos that go in the empty space between the icons and the notification bar. The Android eye candy will come. The publishers are releasing working apps sooner rather than later even if it means that it’s not as sexy as it could be.

  • cilias

    When did this turn into a propaganda blog?

  • Jon V

    It might be the development tools environment perhaps as well as creative developers. Is it not? The Android Facebook app is just missing the recently posted videos and photos at the bottom, so it looks bare in the screenshot above. It is way better now than before by a long shot, very close to function to iOS.

    It’s the same within iOS that some apps look great and others do not. It’s up to developers I say on both platforms. It’s easier to develop for one hardware than say hundreds of devices with different screen sizes and resolutions. My wife’s Charm for example is not the best Android experience compared to my Nexus One. Apps work very different on a smaller screen.

    But the iPhone 4 screen is the best which makes the worst apps look great still which you can’t say on Android devices. 🙂

  • Owning Both Android and iPhone 4 I can say I agree.
    iPhone Apps do appear to be more eye pleasing in some minor ways,
    but android has a couple that look better then iPhone such as the MyRogers account app.

    perhaps they intentionally make them look different to hold Android and iPhone apart as they are direct competitors? Who wants an android just so everything can look like the iPhone, know what I mean?
    as a owner of both I dont have hatred for either, but its nice to see variations then two brands that look the same.

  • the bugs are horrible >.< notifications are worse lol
    I had to turn off all notifications and enable Email alerts just so I knew I would be notified.

  • Marshall Wyatt

    “The answer is simple: Apple is sexy and Android is not.”
    That line was very subjective, and meaningless. I Thought this was made to be a tech journalism site. Not a site the posts personal opinions with no facts.

    BTW the reasoning for the differences is due to a few factors the main ones being android uses Java to run its apps so almost no android app runs native, The other factor is that it is harder for developers to make an app look “nice” with the large range of resolutions and screen sizes that android has. The Third and biggest is developers make more money off of iPhone customers(More people with iPhones will pay for apps)

    There you have three Objective reasons for why iPhone apps are prettier. Also i must add, as much as i love my iPhone, Android has some much cooler apps. Yeah there not pretty but they can do some really cool things cause there not limited by Google very much.

  • S3c0nd4ry

    you NEED to be notified of EVERY activity?

    Shed your balls, you sound like a Facebook Fiend. Ew.

  • S3c0nd4ry

    you NEED to be notified of EVERY activity?

    Shed your balls, you sound like a Facebook Fiend. Ew.

  • S3c0nd4ry

    I can only imaging how gomerish you look.

    “Like OM-Friggin-G,

    I don’t receive my Sthuper Duper Sexy Facebook Msgs D : “

  • Lol no but its nice to know when people message me.

    Please stop thinking of my balls, I’m married and you cannot have them.

  • Megavidiot

    This is the most ridiculous article I’ve ever seen. Now I know you guys are blinded by the shiny fruit. I’m never coming back.

  • Mike Jones

    Agreed with the previous comments of how ridiculous this article is. EVERYONE knows about Google’s longstanding feud with Facebook. It is a known fact that Facebook FEATURES alone have been lacking on Android because Google and Facebook had not be able to reach a common ground. So naturally, to compare an application on two different platforms, one which has positive ties with the application developer and one which does not, is unjustifiable.

  • Jjoker

    apple is sexy and android is not?!
    my 4 year old nephew coulda written it better.

    wat a biased “article” ever!

  • Jjoker

    apple is sexy and android is not?!
    my 4 year old nephew coulda written it better.

    wat a biased “article” ever!

  • TjMcmasters

    Stupid kid you probably dont ever get notifications anyways due to the fact your a fag so you try and dis others because your life sucks and your on the verge of hanging yourself to make the world a better place.

    get a life loser

  • TjMcmasters

    And did you Reply to yourself commenting how Gomerish you look? lol you cant even get that right haha find something better to do then trolling around

  • gordunramsie

    The pictures don’t lie. Android apps look like a donkey’s azz. WAKE UP!

  • gordunramsie

    If only your nephew could teach his brainless uncle some tips on spelling, grammar, and punctuation, you DONKEY!

    GET OUTTTTT!!!!

  • gordunramsie

    Jumble starts today. cilias = cialis (erectile dysfunction meds–what you’re addicted to).

    TAKE OFF YOUR JACKET, AND GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN!

  • gordunramsie

    Are you stupid? The Android apps look like rubbish. THEY BELONG IN THE BIN!

  • gordunramsie

    Are you stupid? The Android apps look like rubbish. THEY BELONG IN THE BIN!

  • gordunramsie

    GET OUTTTTTTT!

  • gordunramsie

    GET OUTTTTTTT!

  • cilias

    Your personal attacks have been reported to the moderator. If you can’t behave like an adult, you should be the one to leave.

  • lol at least android has apps to compare, you shoulda thrown BB in there just to make the BBmers feel bad.

  • Inter08

    lol, wow. You “told” on someone but yet you’re telling them to behave like an adult. Hypocrite? Get a grip, it’s an iPhone blog, I’m sure your feelings aren’t that hurt. Child.

  • Inter08

    lol, wow. You “told” on someone but yet you’re telling them to behave like an adult. Hypocrite? Get a grip, it’s an iPhone blog, I’m sure your feelings aren’t that hurt. Child.

  • Marc-Étienne Y. Perreault

    Hahahahahaha ! I agree so much with you ! I had an iShit (iPhone :-D) for 2 years and when I used Android I felt in love with how Open and how Customizable is Android VS iPhone ! 🙂 So for everyone here saying that Android is not good. You should have tried it before speaking.

  • Marc-Étienne Y. Perreault

    IN YOUR TEETH ANDROID HATERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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