Nowadays, when a person plans to buy a phone, he or she prefers a smartphone. With the wide range of applications that may be downloaded to the gadget, the possibilities of activities and tasks to accomplish become endless. Over the years, Apple and Google’s Android have battled it out in the smartphone arena. With the two platforms both offering a wide range of products and services, it does not come as a surprise that people are having a hard time choosing between the two.
As a business owner, one of the perks of having a smartphone is that you can bring your business with you wherever you go. As long as you have a connection, it does not come as a challenge to transact with suppliers and customers alike. Other applications that allow accounting, phone services and monitoring of shipments also come in handy especially for growing businesses. Now, the question is: which of the two popular platforms is more suitable for your business?
Having used both platforms, I’ve narrowed down and compared the performance of the two systems. Below are the three major items that I’ve noted crucial for business owners:
Global Positioning Systems
Being a business owner requires you to meet with clients, suppliers and other networks of people. Living in a big city can render certain areas unfamiliar. Even if you are used to taking a cab, it comes as an advantage if you know the way to where you are going. And this is where your smartphone should come in handy. Powered by the Internet, it should only take seconds for you to know how to get from where you are right now to where you are going next. I’m pretty sure that you have heard about (or experienced) the glitch in Apple’s GPS. And this is where Android’s biggest edge comes in. Google’s Android is powered by the impressive Google Maps system that relies on a satellite to show directions. You can even get snapshots of the area to see how it actually looks, making it more informative and easy-to-use.
While this feature relies heavily on the smartphone that you are using, Apple takes the lead on this one. There is no denying that the iPhones have been designed for the modern world, setting the pace for system speed and efficiency. This is why Apple’s speed is best for your business especially if you like to multitask. Consider being in a situation where you are presenting items to your prospective clients. You wouldn’t want them to wait, would you?
Quality of Applications
Once you log in to Apple’s App Store or Google’s Android Store, you will come across hundreds and hundreds of applications doing all sorts of things. A number of these applications become useful for your business: from the simple to-do list to the Bloomberg app. You can also download applications linked to cloud services so you have all the files and services you need wherever you go. Now back to the ball game, I would give this to Apple. Aside from the usefulness of the applications, Apple also goes the extra mile of designing the interface of their applications. This makes it better and more suitable for transactions and other business-related activities.
In the end, Apple brings home the trophy for being the most suitable for businesses. Note, however, that aside from these factors, it is important to work with the platform that you are most comfortable with. Even if Apple has higher-calibre applications, if you are more proficient in using Android, then the latter would do your business more favor.