I've noticed that virtually every big new app launches first on iOS. Then, often due to push from customers, it drops a PWA and at some future point an Android app (usually inferior to the iOS one).
This approach doesn't make sense because Android holds 75% of the world market.
So, maybe we need drill down further. When they launch most apps like Clubhouse go after the North America and Western Europe. So, maybe the users in those regions are primarily iOS users.
Sort of... not really:
Based on this data, a new app should launch on Android first because most users worldwide and by country use that platform.
Maybe the decision is based not on geography but socio-economic status. If most influencers, VCs, and entrepreneurs use iOS and you want to gain traction with them, you'd launch with them. I don't know if this is the case and I couldn't find any stats to support it. If that's the case, though, wouldn't this make most new popular apps elitist?
What do you think?
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