While some folks prefer Apple’s App Store more than they prefer Google Play, Android still definitely scores some points over iOS. Here are some reasons why Google Play Store is better than Apple’s App Store.
Better App Search Engine
The first and foremost reason why Google Play has the edge over the App Store is that Android apps are easy to find. For instance, if you want to find an app, you insert a word or phrase in the Google Play search box and it will look for that phrase or keyword even in the descriptions of apps to find what you are looking for. On the other hand, Apple assigns a collection of keywords to each of its apps and if your keyword doesn’t match any of those, you’ll have a hard time searching for the exact app you are on the lookout for.
A friend’ review matters
Another reason is that Google Play implements a part of social network to its app market. This can be simply explained like this: Google Play Store allows you to see the reviews of your friends and other people. Different opinions can help you determine whether or not you want an app. This feature isn’t available with Apple.
Robust web interface
You will find that when you open up your Google Play Store on your laptop and download an app, it will automatically be downloaded on your other Google Play devices such as your cell phone. On the flip side, you have to download an app individually on your Mac and iPhone. No app that you download on your Apple laptop will magically show up on your Apple tablet or phone.
Better app information
Google Play provides more info (from ratings to reviews and from app screenshots to videos) for you to make your decision on downloading an app easier. On the other hand, the App Store doesn’t offer videos showing a hint of how an app would be. It does offer screenshots, ratings, and reviews but those aren’t as organized as on the Google Play Store. On Google Play, you can sort the info as per your requirements, but this feature isn’t offered by the App Store.
Another reason is that Google Play Store is more developer-friendly. It’s no secret that Apple is very selective when it comes to which apps it should include and which it shouldn’t. Google Play, on the other hand, has all types of apps for you to choose from. Sure, that gives an upper hand to the App Store in a way, but if you look at it from another angle, then it isn’t as developer-friendly as Google.