Snapchat platform on IOS mobile operating system gains more usage compared to Android users. This was made public as Snapchat’s IPO filing was just released. This has drifted the company development resources on the Iphone experience, keeping Android in a secondary list.
In a statement made by the company in its S-1 filling, “we have prioritized development of our products to operate with IOS operating systems rather than smart phones with android operating system,”.
It is obvious that snapchat android users are not getting equal quality as their counter part on IOS platform. “if we are unable to improve operability of our products on smartphones with android operating systems and those smartphones become more popular and fewer people use smartphones with IOS operating systems, our business could be seriously harmed” the company stated in the S-1 business risks section.
Globally, Android users are more in number compared to IOS users in terms of smartphones market share but this is not a proof that the number of snapchat users on android operating systems are more to its users on IOS operating system.
In the past, complains have been made by snapchat android users about the difference in video quality between the two mobile operating systems as the video quality appears smoother and better on IOS devices as both experiences are not same. This has struck the minds of android users, placing them as lower class snapchat users.
Snapchat has accepted the fact that in order to maintain its android users, an improvement has to be made to equate the Android experience to IOS experience.