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Port iOS App to Android App

Port iOS App to Android App

Convert iOS app to Android OS and experience the same native-like UI on the new platform!
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iOS App to Android App Porting

Convert iOS App to Android: Core challenges
The biggest technical challenge for developers is creating the Android app based on iOS UI design on different screen sizes. On the iOS platform, devices have certain screen sizes and developers tend to choose different bitmap sizes depending on the choice of device. In comparison, Android apps offer more devices and hence, more varied screen sizes. The difference is seen in the variation of different pixel densities. To top all these points, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of phone combinations and firmware, with fewer software upgrades in comparison to iOS.

It is typical of iOS development that there are fewer variances in screen sizes as app devices are produced by one company, which is just the opposite for Android OS. The problem that overhangs the porting iOS app to Android is the leveraging all those areas where iOS excels. The process may seem simple enough. However, the functionalities of the Android platform tend to be prioritized differently. These functionalities include home screen widgets, an app-voice search which is inbuilt, and NFC (Near-Field Communication).
The biggest technical challenge for developers is creating the Android app based on iOS UI design on different screen sizes. On the iOS platform, devices have certain screen sizes and developers tend to choose different bitmap sizes depending on the choice of device. In comparison, Android apps offer more devices and hence, more varied screen sizes. The difference is seen in the variation of different pixel densities. To top all these points, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of phone combinations and firmware, with fewer software upgrades in comparison to iOS.

It is typical of iOS development that there are fewer variances in screen sizes as app devices are produced by one company, which is just the opposite for Android OS. The problem that overhangs the convert iOS app to Android is the leveraging all those areas where iOS excels. The process may seem simple enough. However, the functionalities of the Android platform tend to be prioritized differently. These functionalities include home screen widgets, an app-voice search which is inbuilt, and NFC (Near-Field Communication).

Why HokuApps?

HokuApps built its Mobile App Development and System Integration Platforms with the vision to create enterprise apps, integrate various systems and app portability, with the easiest process there is. With cutting-edge technology driving the platform, it is easy for our developers to port enterprise apps from one platform to another without hassles. The platform eases the requirement for specific programming language skills. The result is quick porting iOS to Android (and the other way around) while saving time and costs.

The platform is automated where codes are reused (more than 90%). The rest of the application is hand-coded to make the app work as one unified system. HokuApps features native and cross-platform iPhone app to Android app converter, which supports iOS and Android frameworks. Create a fully-native Android app from your native iOS app, which is secured with industry-best security features with full lifecycle maintenance services.
Why HokuApps?

How to Convert iOS App to Android App?

Analysis
Our auditors will undertake a complete analysis of your iOS swift app to understand its features and to decide on the workflow. The analysis will cover different aspects of the iOS swift application. Here are the major sections that cover the analysis:
  • How the iOS App WorksThe most important things to understand is how the iOS to Android porting services works. This analysis will help our developers and project managers understand the behavior, flow, and functionality of the app.
  • Issues with the iOS AppIt is not uncommon that some iOS apps come with bugs or have some problems with the coding. It would be premature to even think of migrating the app without evaluating for bugs and such issues. By analyzing the app, our developers become well-aware of the problems within the app, if any, and then they can work on solving the problems before starting on the porting process.
  • Identifying Optimization ProspectsThe key to a successful app porting or app development is optimization. Our developers analyze ways in which the app can be optimized for iOS and Android. An app can be optimized to perform better in terms of mobile data usage, battery, load time, app size and such.
  • Understand Technology Used to Create the iOS AppIn this phase, our developers analyze the framework used, code structure, UI ViewControllers, UI components used and the overarching architecture of the app. This is necessary because iOS has been evolving and apps have made the evolution too with programming languages like Objective-C, xCode, and Core “C”.
  • Understanding How Third-Party LibrariesFrameworks Are UsedAlmost all apps use third-party libraries or frameworks to achieve some functionality or for the development of the app. If this is the case, our developers need to understand how the framework can be made compatible with the Android OS.
  • Understanding How Back-End Tech Stack WorksWhatever the technology stack used, it makes little difference to our developers. However, to be on the safe side, our developers will analyze the back-end technology used so that the port iOS app to Android is quick and flawless.
Convert iOS App to Android App Porting Plan
Android Application Architecture
Android Application Architecture
Architectures of Android apps depend on factors such as functionality, flow, backend technology and design. Deciding on the architecture will benefit the full porting process.
Technical Feasibility
Technical Feasibility
This phase pertains to assessing the features and verifying the technical feasibility for the Android OS platform. In some cases, few features aren’t technically feasible for porting to the Android platform.
Developing Android App-Specific UI/UX Design
Developing Android App-Specific UI/UX Design
In simple terms, we replace iOS-specific controls and components with Android-native controls and components. Additionally, we can alter the navigation style to suit how Android apps are meant to be.
User-Centric Acceptance Testing
User-Centric Acceptance Testing
As every app we make goes through the testing process, so does the ported Android app. In this phase of app porting, under consideration are components such as controls and design (UI/UX).
Plan Implementation
In this stage, we implement the app porting plan to convert iOS app to Android. To this end, our developers and designers will create Android-specific UI/UX design, target identified devices/resolution/screen size, and build suitable/stable architectures for Android mobile app development. HokuApps follows the guidelines as provided by Google and hence you can expect a robust and agile Android mobile app.
App Testing
Integration Testing
Integration Testing
The integration testing done by our skilled personnel assures the combination of group testing and independent software modules. The ported app into Android should work after integration from modules into a group.
Validation
Validation
The final software is validated to check if it matches the business requirements. This step makes sure that everything is on the right track and if any changes are necessary.
Beta Testing
Beta Testing
In this final stage of Android app testing, the app is delivered to the client so that they can experiment with the app with a closed user group (and employees) for real-time usage. This is necessary before the final release of the app.
Going Live
It is time for the business to launch the app on the Android Play Store. You have received a stunning app that conforms to all Android OS platform guidelines and business specifics.
Case Studies
Case Studies
Convert iOS Swift App to Android App - Epilogue
Analysis
We analyze your iOS app to understand its major parameters such as optimization options, how it works, technology stack etc.
Analysis
Feasibility
We check if all iOS features can be ported to Android and to find solutions for those features that are not compatible.
Feasibility
UI/UX Design
Create an app that is Android specific, i.e., specific to design (UI/UX) and navigation style, based on Google’s guidelines.
UI/UX Design
Implementation
Implementation
Create a native-like app specific to Android architecture, design, compatible with different OS versions and screen sizes.
Testing
Testing
App testing is done on emulators and various devices to ensure that the app works on multiple devices which support different OS versions.
Submission
Submission
The app is submitted to Google Play Store and published therein.